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First Candle Announces Merger with CJ Foundation for SIDS to Become CJ Firs...

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Tuesday, January 17 2017

New organization is leading force in fight to eliminate SIDS, SUID and stillbirth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Sackowitz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 978-697-3845 call or text NEW CANAAN, CT, J...
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Consumer Product Safety Commission Fails to Ban Crib Bumpers

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Friday, November 11 2016

Pediatricians and consumer advocates are disappointed that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has failed to ban the sale of padded crib bumpers, states an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) pr...
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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Safe Sleep Recommendations to ...

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Monday, October 24 2016

AAP will present the updated policy statement and technical report during the National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO — Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their pare...
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Infant Safe Sleep Practices Are On the Rise In New York Hospitals Participa...

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Tuesday, October 4 2016

New York State Department of Health The improvements are the results of a safe sleep campaign by the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), a NYSDOH initiative ... Read the full article
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Parental Leave: These Countries Offer The Best Policies For Maternal & Pate...

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Tuesday, September 6 2016

Despite being a progressive country with better economy than others, the United States actually lags behind when it comes to parental leave. America has plenty to learn from the maternal and paternal leave poli...
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Collaborating with obstetrical providers to promote infant safe sleep guide...

Saturday, August 13 2016

From SleepHealthJournal.org Abstract Objectives To partner with obstetrical providers to increase promotion of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for infant safe sleep. Specifically, this study ev...
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Baby's mysterious death inspires community to run

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Saturday, August 6 2016

For five years, Amy Diaz has woken on the first Saturday in August with a rush of bittersweet emotions. On these Saturdays, her loss — the death of her 8-month-old daughter Bella Rose — becomes a c...
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Preventing sudden unexpected deaths of babies and children: an interview wi...

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Monday, July 18 2016

SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby, which usually occurs during sleep. The great majority of the babies are aged between about two weeks and seven or eight months. Despite very thorough invest...
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Sudden Unexpected Death in Fetal Life Through Early Childhood

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Friday, June 3 2016

PEDIATRICS Volume 1 37, number 6 , June 2016 In March 2015, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development held a workshop entitled “Sudden Unexpected Death in Fetal ...
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Serotonin Reduces Apnoea and Could Be a Clue to Understanding Sudden Infant...

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Monday, May 23 2016

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnoea (temporary cessation of breathing) and promotes inspiration, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology. The research...
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Swaddled Infants at Risk for SIDS

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Monday, May 9 2016

1. Infants who were swaddled (close wrapping of infant with head exposed) had a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than those who were not, and this risk appeared to increase with age. 2. The ...
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California Family Leave Expands Benefits: What New Parents Should Know

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Monday, April 18 2016

It is our mission to ensure that all babies continue to be healthy and well. There is no better way to do this then to ensure that parents can stay home after the birth of their child and not have to worry abou...
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Advising moms not to bed share with infants does not discourage breastfeedi...

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Wednesday, February 10 2016

NIH-funded study lends support to SIDS reduction advice. Following advice to sleep in the same room with their infants —but not in the same bed—does not appear to discourage new mothers from breast...
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SIDS Risk: It's More than Just the Sleep Environment

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Saturday, January 23 2016

New research published in the journal Pediatrics finds that SIDS is about more than just baby's sleep environment. It is widely acknowledged that dramatic declines in the rate of SIDS in the U.S. resulted ...
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GAPS Workshop Identifies Gaps in Baby Wellness Research

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Thursday, December 10 2015

Susan Hollander, President and ED CJ Foundation just returned from GAPS Workshop/Identifying Gaps in Knowledge and Setting Research Priorities The GAPS project is a global research collaboration le...
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Researchers Spotlight SIDS Risk Factors Other Than Sleep Environment

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Monday, December 7 2015

Factors Other Than Sleep Position Contributed to SIDS Decline The "Back to Sleep" campaign has long been credited with playing a major role in reducing SIDS deaths nationwide. Now, new research ind...
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