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Scientists Identify Process Leading to NEC in Preemies

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine believe they have identified the biological processes that lead to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Their results could help prevent the disease and related deaths.

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Safety Tips for Parents During Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month. This month of awareness is sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This is a time to spread awareness about product safety and how consumers can do their part…

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Understanding the Braden Scale of Assessment

Healthcare providers have guidelines for assessing patients who may be at risk of developing bedsores – also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers.  Assessments are a powerful tool toward prevention.  These are most commonly done…

retinopathy of prematurity

What is Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP, is an eye disorder that occurs when the blood vessels in the back of the eye (retina) grow abnormally. It is most common in premature infants, or those born prior…

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Infographic Guide to NEC

Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is a complex disease that affects premature newborns. For parents, it can be hard to understand and process all the terms and different elements of the disease, diagnosis and treatment. That’s…

NEC in newborns

NEC in Newborns

Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is one of the most common intestinal diseases affecting newborns. NEC in newborns generally develops during between the second and third week of life. It is more common in premature infants,…

NEC risk factors

NEC Risk Factors

One of the most important parts of preventing diseases is understanding what causes them, and what risk factors make patients vulnerable. In the case of necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, identifying NEC risk factors is one…

NEC causes

NEC Causes

As we continue providing information about NEC to families, we would like to dedicate this blog to discussing NEC causes. There is no specific and consistent cause of NEC, but experts do believe they know…

NEC treatment

NEC Treatment

Yesterday, May 17th, was World NEC Awareness Day. To help spread awareness, (formerly has been sharing information about NEC to help parents and healthcare providers understand the disease and risks. Today, we continue…

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Patient Advocate Law Firm Highlights NEC Awareness Day

At, our attorneys do more than practice law. They also serve as fierce advocates for our clients. That’s why our team is so passionate about bringing awareness to the diseases, dangers and injuries that…

NEC symptoms

NEC Symptoms

Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is a serious illness that primarily occurs in premature newborns. NEC occurs when the tissue in the infant’s intestines becomes inflamed or infected. This can result in tissue death (necrosis), bowel…

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