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New Jersey distributing free baby boxes to slash infant mortality rates

New Jersey distributing free baby boxes to slash infant mortality rates

A newly-launched universal baby box program will provide all babies born in New Jersey this year with free ‘safe boxes’ to sleep in and additional newborn essentials.

Cooper University Hospital rolled out the Baby Boxes program as part of a safe-sleeping campaign designed to decrease the number of babies dying from so-called Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS).

Most Americans oppose plans to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood: poll

Most Americans oppose plans to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood: poll

While Republicans are inclined to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a new poll released on Friday indicated that almost two-thirds of American voters oppose any such move.

Texas blocked from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

Texas blocked from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

Following a three-day hearing, a federal district court judge in Austin, Texas, issued a temporary injunction to block the state from removing Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.

The state’s plan to remove Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program would deny more than 11,000 poor residents from accessing preventive health care from providers of their choice, as well as would strip the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics of millions of dollars annually.

New Jersey moms to be given ‘Baby Boxes’ in a bid to lower infant mortality rates

New Jersey moms to be given ‘Baby Boxes’ in a bid to lower infant mortality rates

New Jersey on Thursday launched a universal baby box program that will provide all babies born in the state this year with free safe boxes to sleep in addition to some other newborn essentials, authorities announced.

The "Baby Boxes" program, rolled out yesterday at Cooper University Hospital, is part of a safe-sleeping campaign that aims to reduce the number of babies dying from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS).

Woman argues ‘lesbianism’ listed as a problem on her medical record

Woman argues ‘lesbianism’ listed as a problem on her medical record

A North Carolina health care system launched an investigation after a female patient complained that she found "lesbianism" listed under the category of medical problems on her medical history record.

Kristina Rodriguez told reporters that she had blood work done at Lake Park Family Practice of Carolinas Healthcare System. After getting the procedure done, she was shocked to find lesbianism listed as a medical issue on her medical record.

Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

A team of pediatricians has recommended that parents should think twice before purchasing so-called “smart clothing” with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on the health of their babies.

The smart clothing like sensor-equipped socks, onesies, leg bands and diapers clips are being marketed as efficient tools to help parents keep an eye on things like their infants’ breathing, pulse rate and blood oxygen levels, when they are in distress.

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