Ruth Schechter Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Solving the Mystery of Prematurity

Working quietly in his lab, a statistics researcher analyzes the levels of pollutants in California’s Central Valley. Across campus, an immunologist looks at the reams of bacteria that reside in the...
Brittany Lothe, mother to a NICU graduate, and co-founder of Will’s Way Foundation Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Mom’s Viewpoint: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

On the day of Will’s birth, 1s were running wild. He was born in the 1 o’clock hour, on the 1st month of the year, on the 11th day of the month. He weighed a mere 1 pound, 11 ounces. Will was born...
Mark Schwartz Tuesday, November 18, 2014

After the NICU: Studying Connections Between Prematurity and Development

Fifty years ago, a premature baby weighing less than 3.3 pounds had only a 30 percent chance of survival. Today, thanks to major advances in neonatal medicine, the survival rate has climbed to nearly...
Diana Walsh Monday, November 17, 2014

Right from the Start

Everything about Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia’s pregnancy had been perfectly normal. She’d had morning sickness on occasion and felt a little tired some days, but at 25 weeks, the only real news she...
Megan Alpers Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Dolls Helped Cure Colette

While 12-year-old Colette Vance of Saratoga was hospitalized for complications from pediatric choledochal cyst surgery, her American Girl dolls Colette and Anne Marie were by her side. Colette’s...
Megan Alpers Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Brother's Love

Alessandra Villagomez has quite the cheering section. In June, 14-year-old “Ale,” as she’s known to friends and family, was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia, a rare form of cancer. Even while...