infants http://michiganradio.org en Michigan marks 50 years of infant health screening http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-marks-50-years-infant-health-screening <p>State health officials are celebrating the 50th anniversary of a screening program that has saved the lives of more than seven thousand newborns.</p><p>Starting with just one test in 1963, Michigan doctors now routinely test newborn infants for more than 50 potentially life threatening conditions.</p><p>Matthew Davis is the Chief Medical Executive with the Michigan Department of Community Health.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He says infant screening is one of the best success stories in public health.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:16:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 14475 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan marks 50 years of infant health screening Grief, healing and one photographer's final family portraits http://michiganradio.org/post/grief-healing-and-one-photographers-final-family-portraits <p></p><p><em>Parents love pictures of their baby.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s why we don’t complain, at least not to their faces, when they take over Facebook and fill up our email.</span></em></p><p><em>But when your baby’s life is cut short, those photographs can take on a whole new significance.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the story of two moms, and how these final family portraits are helping them heal after the loss of a child.</span></em></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:44:36 +0000 Kate Wells 12304 at http://michiganradio.org Grief, healing and one photographer's final family portraits Cooling can help full-term infants with low flow of oxygen and blood to the brain http://michiganradio.org/post/cooling-can-help-full-term-infants-low-flow-oxygen-and-blood-brain <p>A <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1112066">new study</a> suggests a medical therapy known as &quot;cooling&quot; can help full-term infants born with low flow of oxygen and blood to the brain.&nbsp; This condition is thought to occur in about 1 out of every one-thousand babies born in the United States.&nbsp; Cooling is thought to be one way to protect the brain.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:31:19 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7694 at http://michiganradio.org