Health: MOVE OVER, GRANDMA. LET THE NURSE SEE THE BABY

The first 10 days after birth can be a risky time for newborns and their mothers. Indeed, some babies sent home after delivery end up right back in the hospital, often with jaundice or dehydration, both preventable conditions. In a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, Dr. Ian Paul, a Penn State College of Medicine pediatrician, reports that a simple home visit by a nurse can reduce by about 90% a baby's risk of getting sent back to the hospital. Of the 2,641 babies in his study who didn't get a house call, 2.8% were readmitted within 10 days, and...

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