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Announcing the First Steps for SIDS Contest

(www.firststepsforsids.org) The American SIDS Institute has partnered with Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild to host an online video campaign, First Steps for SIDS. The campaign will raise public awareness and funds to support crucial research into sudden infant death. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to submit videos of their child’s first steps. Then people will […]

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American SIDS Institute publishes top research priorities in sudden unexpected infant death

Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, just published a paper from The American SIDS Institute and partner international organizations establishing new global priorities for tackling Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). The project is the first of its kind to bring together professionals and bereaved families from 25 countries to achieve consensus on […]

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Scientists from all over the world shared their work.

Drs. McEntire and Hunt (American SIDS Institute Executive Director and Board Member respectively) spoke at the International SIDS & Stillbirth Conference in September in Montevideo, Uruguay. Scientists from all over the world shared their work. At the conference Drs. Hauck, Shapiro-Mendoza and Darnall (members of the American SIDS Institute’s Research Advisory Council) also presented their […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Sleep-Related Deaths

Approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS; International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision [ICD-10], R95), illdefined deaths (ICD-10 R99), and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ICD-10 W75). After an initial decrease in the 1990s, the overall death rate attributable to sleep-related infant […]

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