Fractured Collarbone During Delivery
April 28, 2016
A fractured collarbone or clavicle is one of the most common birth injuries sustained by infants during delivery, according to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is often the result of trauma or a difficult delivery. Usually, the first sign that...
Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth
April 18, 2016
When an infant’s brain fails to receive sufficient blood and oxygen, it can result in a dangerous condition called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE, which requires immediate medical attention. HIE occurs in about two to three in every 1,000 full-term...
Children with Cerebral Palsy and Social Security Benefits
April 11, 2016
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration that are intended to provide monetary assistance to vulnerable populations, including individuals with disabilities who are unable to acquire gainful employment....
Comprehensive Review of Research Reveals Link Between Birth Injuries and Autism
March 24, 2016
A team led by Hannah Gardner of the Harvard School of Public Health completed the first comprehensive, scientific review of all research on birth-related risk factors for autism. This review includes scientific literature for clinical studies on birth and newborn...
Common Head Trauma at Birth
March 10, 2016
Head trauma during delivery may result in a number of serious conditions for newborn infants. During a difficult delivery, the infant’s head is particularly vulnerable as it is the first accessible part of the infant for medical professionals, unless the...