Protecting newborn babies—especially those born prematurely— should be a top priority in any healthcare system. But public policy and insurance standards don’t always provide for proper prevention against some of the greatest threats to preemies.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is far from the common cold. It can lead to hospitalization, lifelong health complications or even death for infants and young children. In fact, it is the leading cause of hospitalization in children younger than one.
Most young children encounter what’s known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, before age two. It’s a common seasonal virus with flu-like symptoms. But as this video from the National Coalition for Infant Health explains, premature infants whose health plans don’t cover preventive RSV treatment may suffer – and unnecessarily so.
In the early stages of RSV disease, the infant in the video struggles to breathe. Notice how his breastbone sinks inward when he breathes- this is retractions, and it means the baby is using all his strength to keep breathing.
It's Respiratory Syncytial Virus season. Do you know the signs? Shanisty Ireland didn't when her six-week-old son Adam contracted the disease. In this episode, Shanisty recalls her family's RSV experience, while Mitchell Goldstein, MD, of the National Coalition for Infant Health shares key risk factors and signs parents should look for.
As CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota remembers, it was just another day at work. Until it wasn’t. A routine prenatal check-up for Alisyn, then 30 weeks pregnant with twins, turned life changing when her doctor announced that she’d need to deliver her daughters within 48 hours.
A seasonal respiratory virus that threatens the lives of infants also can have a ripple effect on caregivers, families and workplaces, a new data analysis demonstrates.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, typically strikes between October and March with cold-like symptoms that can turn deadly for infants, especially those born prematurely. In fact, RSV bronchiolitis is the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States. But a new analysis of data from the SENTINEL 1 study shows the disease also has secondary effects on infants’ caregivers.
Parents of young children lack knowledge about a potentially deadly seasonal virus, a new survey from the National Coalition for Infant Health reveals.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is the leading cause of hospitalization in children under 1 year old. It affects the lungs and respiratory tract and can cause lifelong complications – or death.
One month into the Respiratory Syncytial Virus season, data shows that the disease is taking its toll. RSV is a contagious seasonal virus that causes respiratory infections and can prove deadly for vulnerable preterm infants and senior citizens.
October marks the beginning of both the RSV viral season and RSV awareness month. The National Coalition for Infant Health is taking the opportunity to release a new “Fast Facts” educational resource on the virus, its impact, and its danger for infants, especially preemies whose health plans don’t cover preventive treatment.
Most young children encounter what’s known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, before age two. It’s a common seasonal virus with flu-like symptoms. But as a new video from the National Coalition for Infant Health explains, premature infants whose health plans don’t cover preventive RSV treatment may suffer – and unnecessarily so.
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