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Rachel Moon, MD, is an expert on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Are Fancy Baby Monitors Worth It?
8/22/2018

HealthDay has done a story with our Dr. Rachel Moon discussing whether high-tech baby monitors are safe (and worth the price). Dr. Moon cautions that such monitors could lead parents into a false sense of security: "My main concern is people become complacent. They decide that since the baby's monitored, …

A new study from the UVA School of Medicine suggests breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS almost in half.
How to Cut the Risk of SIDS by Half
11/1/2017

What's the answer? Breastfeed for at least two months. That's according to an important new international study from our Dr. Fern Hauck, Dr. Rachel Moon and Kawai Tanabe, MPH (and their colleagues). Prior studies suggested that breastfeeding was associated with a decreased risk of SIDS, but this is the first…

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We’re Out to Save Boys From Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
2/28/2017

I want to share a video with you. It's about our new effort to figure out how to beat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne robs boys of their ability to move and ultimately kills them at a young age. We know what causes the condition, but, frustratingly, promising treatments consistently fail.…

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Because Parents Demanded It
12/15/2016

Dr. Leigh Grossman has a new book out for parents about daycare-acquired infections, and there's an interesting story behind it. She had written a popular book for physicians on the topic, but parents were so hungry for information that they started buying it online. The book clearly wasn't written for…

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