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Turning Down the Thermostat May Help Some Baby Brains

Original publication date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 11:58

For decades, hospital nurseries have taken great care to keep babies warm. You can hardly move in the average maternity ward without tripping over incubators, warming bassinets and receiving blankets. Now, though, some hospitals are turning the thermostat down for a few infants.

Brain Surgery, Via the Nostril

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 14:44

When you’re navigating around something as delicate as the brain — not to mention cutting things out of it — depth perception helps a lot.

Computers Wouldn’t Have Helped in Overdoses of Texas Babies

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Friday, July 11, 2008 - 10:12

After 17 babies got overdoses of the blood thinner heparin at a Texas hospital, a hospital-quality group pointed to the incident as one more reason to push for computerized systems for ordering drugs within hospitals.

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