Babies Dying in Unsafe Settings

This New Mexico study suggests that many babies in the study died in unsafe settings.  For some reason, the SIDS and SUDS community doesn’t talk about sudden cardiac arrest.  According to Dr. Michael Ackerman at the Mayo Clinic, up to 30% of all unexplained infant deaths are attributed to sudden...

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Rethinking SIDS: Many Deaths No Longer A Mystery

The coroner said that Simon died of SIDS.  However, that answer was not good enough for us because it doesn’t really mean anything.  I’m glad that other people are starting to dig deeper into SIDS .  However, I’m very disappointed that this article only talks about back to sleep campaigns. ...

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Autopsy Shows SIDS??????????

This is ridiculous.  There is nothing that can be found in an autopsy that will show Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Either this is careless journalism or careless medicine.  Let’s get our facts straight so that we can help the public understand, not add to the misinformation.  The autopsy revealed...

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Coroners Can Save Lives

Hmmm . . . I thought that a coroner’s patient was already dead.  True, but the information that she shares with surviving family members can save lives. Such is our case.  When Simon died, our coroner said, “Babies don’t just die.  Get your hearts checked.”  We did, and Phyllis discovered that...

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SIDS Confuses Medical Authorities

Nick and Ashley Maloney want to understand why their 14-week-old infant died in February while napping at a baby sitter’s home. Mom took care of herself during the pregnancy and saw a doctor for prenatal care. A seemingly healthy Luke received routine pediatric care after his birth in November. The...

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Misleading – Autopsy Show SIDS

An autopsy cannot show SIDS.  An autopsy can only rule out other things.  This is irresponsible reporting, or worse, an irresponsible finding. A report from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s office says that 9-month-old Ryder Brown died of “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,” commonly known as SIDS. The child was found...

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State Worried About Increase of SIDS

RALEIGH, N.C. — The number of North Carolina children who died from sudden infant death syndrome spiked in 2008, and advocates don’t have a clear explanation why. The state Child Fatality Task Force released its annual report on Monday. Most of the data was known last fall, but the report...

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Congress Urged to Deal with SIDS

WASHINGTON – Newborn survival advocates roamed Capitol Hill early this week urging Congress to act on measures to improve investigations and data about infant deaths and stillbirths. We’re not using what our lost babies can teach us to help avoid this happening to someone else,” Laura Crandall, whose daughter, Maria,...

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French Research Shows SIDS Linked to Heart

French scientists are claiming to have identified an anomaly in the hearts of victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) that could pinpoint newborn babies at risk with a simple blood test. The research team at the University of Strasbourg believes so-called cot death babies have a fault in the...

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Infant Dies

It’s too easy to call it SIDS.  That means the doctor couldn’t find anything.  But baby’s hearts just don’t stop beating.  Parents, please get your hearts checked. Baby, 3 weeks, was found unresponsive Wednesday Updated: Thursday, 11 Feb 2010, 3:53 PM EST Published : Thursday, 11 Feb 2010, 3:53 PM...

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