What the Measles Outbreaks Mean to Nevadans

By , June 5th, 2014 | Infant Care, News | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

As of the end of May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 334 cases of measles in the United States in 2014. This is the highest number reported since “measles elimination” was documented in the U.S. in 2000. Measles elimination is defined as “no naturally arising measles infections in the United States and hence the only reported cases known to occur are those who acquired the infection from someone outside of the country.”

Currently there are 18 states that have reported cases of measles this year. Nevada is not one of them …

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Heart of Gold

By , June 3rd, 2014 | Patient Stories | 0 Comments

Nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Renown Children’s Hospital take care of babies born too early or too sick.

Rosa De La Cruz’s grandson Isaac was born at 35 weeks, with Down Syndrome and a heart condition. Isaac spent three months in the Neonatal ICU at Renown Children’s Hospital. Rosa shares her family’s story.

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Five Mistakes Breastfeeding Moms Make in the First Week

By , May 30th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC, Renown Health

The birth of your baby is both a wonderfully exciting and tiring time. Many mothers expect breastfeeding to be an easy, very natural thing. While it is easy for some, it often requires patience, education, support and care. Here are five common mistakes new moms make in their first week of motherhood:

  1. Not getting help sooner. Seek help from a friend or family member, call your pediatrician or attend a Breastfeeding Forum session.
  2. Feeding with pain! Thinking cracks, bleeding, and blisters are “normal.” Pain is NEVER “normal.” Pain is a warning sign something is wrong in our bodies. …

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