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  • Growth And Development Of The Infant
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    Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Each child is an unique individual whose heredity and environment shape the course of his or her life. Woven into the daily life are aspects of food and nutrition. What childhood memories of food do you have Are these memories healthy or unhealthy Foods and their nutrients are essential to life. In the beginning years of life an infant's nutritional health depends on the family unit. Parents must have knowledge of the changing food needs of the ch...
  • Aggressive Treatment Of Premature Infants
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    Amy gave birth to a baby boy after only 24 weeks gestation. The premature child weighed only 1 1/4 lbs and was only 13 inches. Statistically, the child has between a 5% and a 20% chance of survival and over a 50% chance of growing up with intelligence disabilities, cerebral palsy, blindness, and deafness. Should money be continually spent on medical treatment or should the parents and / or doctor be given the right to take away the life support? What is euthanasia? Is it just a murder, or is it ...
  • Differences Between Pre And Full Term Infants
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    Impact of Premature Birth on Development Years ago, premature birth almost always meant death for the baby. Today, however, we have the technology to nurture these infants' development, and many of them survive to lead normal, healthy lives. Although, very premature infants (that is, those born before about the fifth month) are still not likely to survive, many born at five months and older will thrive. Some preterm babies, however, do have many obstacles to overcome. There are a variety of medi...
  • Ill Infants
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    Since the evolution of man, infants have been born with severe illnesses. These infants may be able to survive due to advancing technologies, but are left with possible and probable defects. Many infants will die even though they are being treated because they are not equipped to sustain life. These circumstances have led to the debatable issue of infant euthanasia, or mercy killing, to allow these babies an end to their suffering, and die peacefully. While many people feel that euthanasia is mu...
  • Trisomy 13
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    Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome) Dr. C. J Gamble To the Parents or Legal Guardians of Patient XC 902-V 42 In our extensive testing it was revealed to us that your son suffers from a genetic disorder called Trisomy 13 or Patau's Syndrome. Trisomy 13 is a syndrome caused by an extra 13th chromosome. As you may be aware that humans have 23 chromosomes in pairs of two. In your son's case the 13 chromosome has and extra pair. Normally it is thought that a Trisomy occurs when, at conception, either the fat...
  • Possible Causes Of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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    Abstract Sudden Infant Death Syndrome remains the leading cause of post-neonatal mortality (under the age of one) in developed countries. The causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome have been puzzling and research is being conducted to solve this catastrophic problem. Having a child under the age of one makes me very concerned, along with any other parent (s), that the possibility of SIDS could affect any infant at anytime, SIDS does not discriminate. I am seeking to find the possible causes to S...
  • 5 Gentle Chest Compressions
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    Have you ever wanted to take CPR and are wondering what you have to do and why it's important CPR training or classes are important especially when you are working with children, even if you are just a mother. If something happened to the child you would be able to do nothing if you didn't take a CPR class, or not the right thing. You could injure the child if you do it incorrectly. You HAVE to be gentle with the child, it's imparitive!! The child has bones that break if you don't push you compr...
  • Infant Lives
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    In each country there are different demographics to show there populations including their size, growth, density, distribution, and rates of birth, marriages, and deaths. The three best demographics of indicators of countries level are life expectancy, literacy, and infant mortality. Life expectancy is the most important demographic indicator. This shows how long people are averaged out to live. Life expectancy also shows if the people are healthy. The reasoning to this is that people live longe...
  • Good Quality Of Life For The Infant
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    The PBS show, Frontline, defines euthanasia as the taking of a a life as an act of mercy. According to the show, six-three percent of america believes euthanasia should be legal. A reason why most people would consider euthanasia is the relief that they will have when they know that they will not hae to endure any suffering from their terminal illness. Knowing that you will not have to experience the pain from an illness will make it easier to cope with death. The show particularly discusses two...
  • Baby With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder characterized the presence of an extra twenty one chromosomes. Instead of having 46 chromosomes in his or her cells, a person with down syndrome has 47 chromosomes. Down Syndrome occurs in approximately one out of every 800 to 1000 live births, being one of the most often observed chromosome anomalies. However the cause of these anomalies is unknown to this day. Down syndrome is seen un 3 different types: trisomy 21, which is the most common, translocation...

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