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UC San Francisco Preterm Birth Initiative

Did you know that Fresno has one of the highest rates of pre-term births in California? Each year, more than 1,500 babies are born too early in Fresno County. We are very excited for Community Regional Medical Center to partner with the UC San Francisco Preterm Birth Initiative and participate in research to improve birth outcomes. […]

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Dr David Aguilar is Interviewed by KSEE24

Watch Dr David Aguilar being interviewed by Alex Delgado from KSEE24’s Central Valley Today. Many thanks to the Kerr family, please keep us updated with your beautiful twins! http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/story/d/story/the-nicu-at-community-regional/26520/XY1tkX7MAEaMmsOCN7jL4Q

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Amazing Story of Twins Born 39 Days Apart

Many studies and extensive research have shown that even a few extra days in the uterus can significantly increase the chance of survival for a preterm baby, especially at an extremely early gestational age such as 24-26 weeks. As evidenced in this news story, Elene Cowan, a 30 year old mother expecting twin boys (Carl and […]

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Premature Babies Have a Higher Risk of Mental Illness

Scientists in Britain and Sweden found that people born very prematurely – at less than 32 weeks’ gestation – were three times more likely than those born at term to be hospitalized with a psychiatric illness at aged 16 and older. Specifically, they were at a higher risk for severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar […]

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Parents Keep Watch on Newborns with Hospital Webcams

December 12, 2011 – Parents Keep Watch on Newborns with Hospital Webcams St Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA has installed webcams above incubators in their NICU to allow parents to log on and see their baby 24/7. Their innovative system called NICVIEW is a great way for parents to feel connected to their baby […]

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Palm-Sized Preemie Goes Home

December 11, 2011 – Palm-Sized Preemie Almost Ready to go Home Baby Guido who was born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center weighing just 9.5 ounces is one of the smallest surviving babies in the world. She has beaten the odds and experienced a miraculous journey of  survival which is inspiring and gives hope to many […]

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Preemies are More Vocal When Parents are Near

November 1, 2011 – Preemies are More Vocal When Parents are Near A recent study has found that prematurely born babies are more vocal when their parents are near by. “It’s not known whether the sounds preemies hear soon after birth, and their own ability to vocalize, are related to their later language development. But […]

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