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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Vittorio Gallo, PhD, and Joseph Scafidi, DO, of the Children's Research Institute, discuss their research in newborn mice with NPR.
Karen Frantantoni, MD, MPH, leads the Children’s National Health System research team that has received a $2 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how parent navigators can help families and children with fragile medical conditions successfully manage the transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the home.
A team led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD, have uncovered direct evidence that procedures targeting a cell receptor within a certain time frame can prevent complications linked to brain injuries among premature children.
Complications of premature birth outrank all other causes as the world’s number one cause of death in children under the age of 5, according to the United Nations.