Clarissa Karlsson, a board-certified music therapist at Children's National Health System, discusses the benefits of music therapy for premature infants in the Baltimore Sun's Maryland Family Magazine. She explained that music therapy can positively affect premature infants’ physiological stability, increase opportunities for bonding and attachment with caregivers, and provide appropriate developmental stimulation.
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Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur.
A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature, that is, born before complete maturity.
Learn the criteria for a patient to be a candidate for Whole-Body Hypothermia.