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April 10, 2014 Jesse Hamlin, Guest Blogger

In October 2013, Amazon rolled out Amazon Smile, a new initiative where the ecommerce company will donate 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases to the U.S. charity of the buyer’s choice. No matter how large or small your purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent. Your purchasing process is exactly the …

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March 13, 2014 Elizabeth Spiegel, Guest Blogger

A “never event” is an inexcusable event in the healthcare setting that can have tragic and irreversible consequences if it occurs. Like doing surgery on the wrong body part or discharging an infant to the wrong family, kernicterus—irreversible brain damage caused by severe hyperbilirubinemia in a newborn—is a “never event.”

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February 26, 2014 Krista Donaldson

Until February 28, the public can comment on the draft of the Every Newborn Action Plan. This document will be the basis for the next Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) around neonatal health. D-Rev’s experience from talking to policy-makers in low-income countries is that ministries of health, in particular, pay close …

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February 19, 2014 Barrett Sheridan

I’d visited about a dozen hospitals across southern India by the time I reached the medical college at Alappuzha, a city snuggled between Kerala’s famous backwaters and the glinting Arabian Sea. The visits had become routine: Collect data from Brilliance, our phototherapy lamp for treating babies with jaundice; interview doctors …

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