Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age. The causes of SIDS are unknown, and SIDS risk peaks between 2-4 months of age. Placing the baby on his or her back to sleep and the use of home cardiorespiratory monitoring may help to prevent SIDS.
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AutopsyAutopsy is a medical procedure that involves the examination of a deceased persons body. The word autopsy is derived from the Greek word autopsia, which means "to see with one's own eyes." There are a variety of reasons to perform an autopsy on a deceased individual. There are autopsy regulations in which an autospy reported is deemed. An autopsy varies according to the extent and purpose of examination. When the autopsy report lists medical diagnoses and a summary of the case.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a procedure a person can use to assist a person who is in cardiac arrest. Providing CPR to a person who is in cardiac arrest can save their life.
Grief and BereavementGrief is our personal experience of loss. Mourning is a public expression of our grief. Bereavement is the period after a loss during which mourning occurs (usually a relatively brief time) and grief is experienced (often for a much longer time).
Sleep: Understanding the BasicsSleep is defined as a state of unconsciousness from which a person can be aroused. In this state, the brain is relatively more responsive to internal stimuli than external stimuli. Sleep deprivation has many deleterious effects on the body. Sleep apnea and sleep paralysis are two common kinds of sleep disorders. Several activities can help one to fall asleep fast.
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