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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (cont.)

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The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, SIDS: "Back to Sleep" Campaign (also: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site on SIDS

American Academy of Pediatrics

REFERENCE:

Carolan, Patrick. "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." eMedicine.com. Oct. 1, 2009. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004238-overview>.


Last Editorial Review: 1/5/2010

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