Pediatric Series – Crooked Heads

Beginning in the 1950s, more children appeared to be dying during their sleep. This was a perplexing event. Why would a healthy baby simply die? This was first defined as “cot death” in a UK publication in 1953. During the 1960s, baby care experts recommended stomach sleeping over back sleeping. The front sleeping position with …

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Pregnancy Series – Vitamin K

Course description:In the Pregnancy Course, we examine the earliest vaccines, those given duringpregnancy, or shortly thereafter: RhoGAM, Vitamin K and Hepatitis B.Within minutes of birth, infants receive an injection of vitamin K. Recently, parentshave begun to question this necessity of this injection. Why is it given? Is it reallynecessary? Is there another option to a …

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