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Study Finds Second Apgar Score Pivotal to the Detection of Cerebral Palsy

Study Finds Second Apgar Score Pivotal to the Detection of Cerebral Palsy

The Apgar score has remained the very first test given to newborns since 1952. Developed by anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, the name conveniently represents an acronym: Appearance (skin color), Pulse (heart rate), Grimace (reflexes), Activity (muscle tone), and Respiration (breathing). Tests according to these 5 criteria are conducted 1, 5, and 10 minutes immediately after a baby’s birth, then scored more…


Higher Incidence of Cerebral Palsy in Low-Income Rural Areas, According to Taiwan Study

Higher Incidence of Cerebral Palsy in Low-Income Rural Areas, According to Taiwan Study

A recent study conducted by a group of Taiwanese researchers found a higher rate of cerebral palsy among families who had a low income and lived in rural areas. The researchers noted these results are in line with previous studies that indicated a higher incidence of cerebral palsy in less economically developed countries. Generally speaking, more…


Doctor Burnout, Hospital Oversight, and the Damage to Mother and Baby

Doctor Burnout, Hospital Oversight, and the Damage to Mother and Baby

The link between high levels of physician burnout and low levels of patient safety is well established. So is the fact that doctors are seldom willing to take responsibility for inadequate care. In a recent Medscape survey, however, they admitted to having a problem. The survey included 15,000 practicing physicians across 29 specialties in the more…


2018 Birth Defects Prevention Month Highlights Infections, Maternal Health, and the Lifelong Impact on Children

2018 Birth Defects Prevention Month Highlights Infections, Maternal Health, and the Lifelong Impact on Children

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign for awareness of infant health and people living with earth-shattering birth defects and birth injuries. Many Americans remain unaware that some birth defects and birth injuries can be prevented. So every year, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) invites us to think about what more…


This Holiday, Give the Gift of Independence to Kids with Disabilities

This Holiday, Give the Gift of Independence to Kids with Disabilities

For some kids with cerebral palsy, a birth injury caused by medical error, everyday activities such as eating, walking, bathing, and writing may pose a challenge. These children may need assistance from parents, siblings, friends, or aides to do certain tasks, depending on how cerebral palsy affects their motor control. Yet there is a wide more…


People with Disabilities Face Cuts to Services under Both Republican Tax Plans

People with Disabilities Face Cuts to Services under Both Republican Tax Plans

The 2 republican tax bills have moved through Congress at warp-speed, so it’s been difficult to keep track of how each tax bill would affect Americans in general, and those with disabilities in particular. When Congress passes this kind of legislation, by law the new legislation is not allowed to add to the national debt. more…


Study Finds Characters with Disabilities Featured More Often on Primetime TV

Study Finds Characters with Disabilities Featured More Often on Primetime TV

According to a recent study, there are more characters with disabilities on primetime television shows than ever before. In this primetime lineup, 16 characters with disabilities are featured as regulars. The study was compiled by GLAAD, an organization that advocates for LGBTQ individuals in the media, but the report examined representations of many minority groups more…


Tommy Hilfiger and Target Release New Clothing Lines for People with Disabilities

Tommy Hilfiger and Target Release New Clothing Lines for People with Disabilities

Last week, not 1 but 2 major clothing brands launched new adaptive clothing collections. Cat & Jack (Target’s house brand) and Tommy Hilfiger, already known for their disability-friendly offerings, have significantly expanded existing clothing lines to support the needs of more individuals. Designers at both brands worked directly with people with disabilities to understand and more…


Learning the Signs of Cerebral Palsy: Children’s Delays in Walking and Sitting Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Learning the Signs of Cerebral Palsy: Children’s Delays in Walking and Sitting Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy, a birth injury, is a lifelong, neurological disorder that affects how the brain controls development. Such a disorder can impair speech, hearing, vision, and learning ability in some cases, but almost always affect muscles and movement. As such, developmental delay in movement is 1 of the first warning signs doctors use to detect more…