By TOM CLYNES NOV. 14, 2018 Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. The Tech And Design Issue 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. By TOM CLYNESNOV. 14, 2018 Anchoring a row of family photos in Joseph Tector’s office is a framed, autographed picture of Baby Fae, the California newborn who made headlines in 1984 when she received a baboon’s heart to replace her own malfunctioning organ. It’s inscribed “To Joe” by Leonard L. Bailey, the surgeon who turned to the monkey heart as the only option to keep his patient alive. Bailey snapped the picture about five days after the … [Read more...] about 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?
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Updated 4:06 AM ET, Thu June 28, 2018 San Francisco, California (CNN)Their first date was over lunch during a Proposition 8 protest, where they joined hundreds of others railing against the passage of California's same-sex marriage ban. The two men took a break from demonstrating, threw their hearts on the table and talked about their desire to have kids. So it was somehow appropriate that in June 2013, nearly five years later, Bill Taroli and Yang Li stood in a delivery room and welcomed their son, Henry, one day before the US Supreme Court overturned Prop 8. A couple weeks later, with their newborn in their arms, they exchanged vows and were legally married. Having Henry required careful and complicated planning over the course of several years. To become fathers, they needed a support group, legal help, extensive research, reams of documents, reproductive science and about $150,000. But none of that mattered without the help of two women: an egg donor and a surrogate. One … [Read more...] about How embryo storage freezer failure changed everything
DECATUR, Ill. — Destiny Doud thought she had just 48 hours to be a mother.Like most of the hundreds of pregnant women who give birth while serving time each year, Doud was slated to give up her newborn to a relative just days after the baby was born last May.Doud recalled hugging Jaelynn close at the hospital, waiving off nurses’ offers to take the girl to the nursery. She wanted every minute to hold her daughter ahead of that wrenching separation.But just before handing off the baby to her own father, Doud learned she had qualified for a radical alternative. She could raise Jaelynn behind bars.On June 2, 2017, Doud cradled her newborn as she passed through a chain-link fence topped with razor wire, through heavy steel doors to a cell outfitted with a crib. A sign on the door reads: “Doud: Y21214 Baby: Jaelynn.”The Decatur Correctional Center is the only home the girl with wispy blonde hair and ice-blue eyes has known in her 11 months.Prison nursery … [Read more...] about Prisons are allowing mothers to raise their babies behind bars. But is the radical experiment in parenting and punishment a good idea?
Nanette Pohle often finds the greatest meaning in foster parenting when it's time to give babies back to authorities so they can be returned to parents, who've addressed their troubling circumstances. Many of these babies were born addicted to drugs. They're irritable, clingy, and comforted only by the swaddling of Pohle, her husband Kevin, and their two daughters, Gretchen, 15, and Julia, 12. "It's so rewarding to see the kids when they leave and how far they've come. There's more eye contact. They're smiling," said Pohle, whose family has harbored newborns and children up to age 5 for up to six months in their Williamsville home. Sarah Falzone, foster care intake coordinator with Gateway Longview, wishes she had twice as many foster parents than the 100 or so that include the Pohles. For those who say it would be too hard to give up children after such meaningful attachment, Nanette Pohle repeated something she read on a foster parenting blog: "I'd rather have the pain in my big … [Read more...] about Wanted: Foster care parents. Job description: hugs, comfort, a temporary home
Many parents panic when their child feels warm. But a fever is not a disease itself. It's just a symptom, or rather a sign that the body is trying to fight off an illness. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines a fever as a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher. That number is the benchmark regardless of how you take your child's temperature, what thermometer you use or how old your child is. But it doesn't necessarily mean a trip to the pediatrician.Here are the fever facts all parents need to know.What kind of thermometer is best?Rectal thermometers are the most accurate and preferred method for taking a newborn baby's temperature. For older infants and toddlers, who probably won't hold still long enough for a rectal thermometer, a digital forehead thermometer, temporal artery thermometer or ear thermometer is fine. I have a few types in my home and at my office. My kids love the no-touch thermometer - I point it at their foreheads, click the button, and get a number with green, … [Read more...] about What parents should know about fevers, according to a pediatrician