Reducing Stress on Preemies

Reducing Stress on Preemies

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 215 , Segment 2

Episode: International Law, Preemie Stress, Creative Arts, Modern Press

  • Jan 20, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 20:05 mins

Guests: Joerg Graf, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of Connecticut and Associate Department Head for Graduate Research and Education; Adam Matson, MD, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Connecticut and Neonatologist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center More than ten percent of babies in the US are born prematurely. That’s an enormous number of families who experience the stress of an impossibly tiny preemie hooked up to monitors and tubes in Newborn Intensive Care. It’s stressful for the babies too – and a study underway at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center aims to find out if that stress might be linked to some of the health problems premature infants experience later in life.

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