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What risk factors are common for cerebral palsy?

Parents with an infant child are understandably hyper-sensitive to developmental difficulties or anything that might not follow a chart of established milestones. However, certain factors during pregnancy and childbirth can put infants at greater risk for cerebral palsy (CP). CP is recognized as the most common motor disability in childhood. According to CDC estimates, about 1 in 323 children have been identified with CP. But, what are the risk factors?

False positives in prenatal testing lead to unnecessary worry

Parents tend to ask themselves numerous questions during prenatal care. Is it a boy or girl? Will the baby arrive early or late? During a pregnancy, parents look to medical professionals and established testing protocols to answer their single most important question: will my baby be healthy?

Bicycle rider suffers serious injury after being struck by a car

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians in New York are well aware of the congestion and jockeying for space that is inevitable when out on the road. There is an unsaid contract between all parties that everyone will make sure to adhere to the rules of the road in an attempt to keep everyone safe. Even with that, the number of people on the road makes it inevitable that motor vehicle accidents will happen. When they do, it is the responsibility of the driver to stay at the scene to make certain that those involved are not injured and do not need help. Unfortunately, along with these accidents, some might decide to depart the scene, making it into a hit and run.

Medical malpractice liability for vaccination: when, if ever?, P.1

A California doctor recently became the subject of a complaint to that state's medical board that he was grossly negligent in writing a letter exempting a 2-year-old boy from further vaccination. According to the complaint, the letter was written after the mother complained about adverse side effects from previous vaccinations. The doctor was alleged to have never conducted any medical examinations to corroborate assertion of adverse side effects.

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