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Study Shows Hormone Protects Brains of Premature Babies

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Boosting the health of premature baby brains might not be so different from boosting athletic performance. A new study published in JAMA, or the Journal of the American Medical Association, says that erythropoietin does the trick. Also known as EPO, this hormone stimulates the production of red blood cells and reduces the need for blood... read more

How Technology Is Changing What It Means to Be a Preemie

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Will she have a low IQ? Is disability inevitable? Is she going to survive?  These are some of the questions swirling through moms' minds if they're at risk for delivering a preemie. While preterm labor is cause for concern, these questions are on their way to becoming antiquated. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, but delivery... read more