Research evaluates neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by maternal obesity

Obesity is linked to many adverse health outcomes, including in pregnancy. However, there is little information on the effect of maternal obesity on neonatal mortality and illness. A recent study…

Missed nursing care linked to higher odds of adverse outcomes for very low birthweight infants

Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than…

Does COVID-19 cause adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes?

Early in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, pregnant women were thought to be at unusually high risk from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to the…

Carrot Fertility Exceeds National Benchmarks for Fertility Success, Publishes New, Independently Validated Outcomes Study

Carrot’s study underscores its commitment to healthy outcomes through evidence-based care and confirms that Carrot has the highest single embryo transfer (SET) rate of any fertility benefits solution on the…

The role of sleep behavior in developmental executive function outcomes in children during COVID-19 confinement

In a recent study published in PLoS ONE, researchers assessed the protective effect of sleep on children’s executive skills during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation. Study: Sleep as a protective…

New insight into how childhood traumas affect health outcomes

The social environments we grow up in are critical when determining our wellbeing and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood,…

Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

The largest clinical trial ever conducted in infants younger than age 1 undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass found that administering steroids during surgery did not improve post-operative outcomes compared…

Collaborative care improves outcomes for those who are pregnant and addicted

By Rachel Crumpler For much of his 30-plus-year career, Dr. Russell Suda, an OB/GYN and Cabarrus Health Alliance’s medical director since 2004, didn’t care to treat patients with substance use…

Favorable outcomes of infants born after maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy

In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2…

Coffee intake has ‘no apparent effect’ on IVF outcomes: Study

News New analysis suggests caffeine consumption has little impact on the success of fertility treatments but confirms the negative influence of alcohol. Coffee consumption is unlikely to affect the chances…