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What Is a Neonatologist?

A neonatologist is a physician who specializes in treating critically ill newborns. They often work in hospital neonatal intensive care units...

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An Overview of Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Preemies

Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a serious complication that can occur in premature infants. Learn more about IVH and related complications. An...

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Atelectasis in Premature Babies

Review the definition, causes, and treatments for atelectasis, which causes the collapse of the small airways in preemies through adults. Atelectasis...

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Premature Babies

Learn the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and how to prevent it, including information about the RSV vaccination. Understanding and...

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Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preemies

Learn about retinopathy of prematurity, also called ROP, a disease that affects the retina and the blood vessels in a preemie's eyes. Retinopathy...

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Preemie Health Issues

A premature baby requires special attention and has unique medical needs. Explore resources that will help with your baby's health.

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The Link Between Premature Birth and Childhood Asthma

Preemies have a higher risk of childhood asthma. Keeping an eye on asthma symptoms in your baby will ensure your child stays safe and healthy. Asthma...

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Treating Reflux in Infants

Infant reflux is a common problem, especially for babies born prematurely. There are many home remedies and antacids to help with mild reflux in...

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Overview

Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a serious medical condition that preemies are susceptible to....

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Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) in Premature Infants

Chronic lung disease occurs in about 20 percent of premature infants. Here is a look at the immediate and long-term treatment of this condition....

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Premature Babies

Learn about patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect in premature babies which may lead to pulmonary hypertension and heart failure....

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Reflux in Preemies

Learn what reflux is, why it occurs more frequently in premature infants, and tips on how you can manage it under the guidance of your pediatrician....

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Pneumothorax in Premature Babies

If your newborn has a pneumothorax, there are a few different treatment options. Find out what to expect. A pneumothorax is a type of collapsed lung...

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Preventing Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) In Preemies

Intraventricular hemorrhage, or IVH, can be a serious consequence of prematurity. There's no treatment for IVH, but there are ways to help...

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Anemia in Premature Babies

Premature babies are apt to develop a more severe type of anemia called anemia of prematurity. Find out why this happens and how it can be treated....

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An Overview of BPD in Premature Babies

Get info on bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a type of lung disease that affects premature babies who need respiratory support after birth....

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Bradycardia and Apnea in Premature Babies

Together, apnea and bradycardia are often called the As and Bs and are common experiences for premature babies. Learn more about these conditions. In...

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Premature Babies and Edema

Edema is common among preemies and can be easily treated. Learn more about edema and how doctors treat it. Edema is bodily swelling caused by fluid...

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