Immunotherapy: Boosting Your Body's Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

Posted on: 24 April 2017

A cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying prospect for the new patient. The good news is that, according to the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer death rate dropped by 26 percent over a 25-year period between 1990 and 2015. Among women, cancer death rates declined by 22 percent, and a decline of 32 percent was reported for men. Breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer death rates are all on the decline. [Read More]

Spotting Signs of Hearing Trouble in Your Baby

Posted on: 3 April 2017

Although most hospitals conduct a newborn screening for hearing loss, babies born in a birthing center or at home may not have this test conducted. In addition, the newborn hearing screen may not detect subtle hearing loss that will become apparent later on. Understanding the signs of potential hearing loss in your newborn can help you spot trouble early and get treatment as soon as possible. Here are some of the things you should watch for at different developmental stages that may indicate that your baby has a hearing problem. [Read More]

3 Tips for Interviewing for an NICU Nursing Position

Posted on: 13 March 2017

Part of the hiring process for a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse is the interview. Regardless of how much experience you have, a bad interview could sink your chances of being hired. To help you prepare for your upcoming interview, here are some tips for handling the questions you will be asked.   Review Your Background Although the interview will undoubtedly include questions about your future as an NICU nurse, you will be asked about your background. [Read More]

Tips For Bonding With Your Baby In The Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic

Posted on: 3 March 2017

If you have a baby that was just born and is medically very fragile, there is a good chance that you will not be able to take him or home from the hospital right away. Your baby might have been born prematurely or have some sort of disorder that caused his or her body to not develop fully in the womb, resulting in him or her needing a good deal of intensive care. [Read More]