It is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.
All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital and all of the things that make it stand out. One problem that’s pretty universal is that hospital stays make it hard to connect with family, friends even the school classroom. Now imagine being a new parent separated from your baby.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
A law to protect newborn babies in Minnesota has been expanded.
The Minnesota House has approved a new approach to parental consent for newborn blood samples used to test for genetic and congenital disorders.
A hospital in Minnesota said it has changed its policies after mixing up two newborns recently, according to the Mesabi Daily News.
Regions Hospital says that Sophia and Jayden were the most-chosen names for new babies delivered at their facilities in 2011.
A group of Maple Grove grandmothers is taking the expression “labor of love” to heart. The grandmas are hand-knitting custom hats for every newborn.
St. Cloud Hospital has used cooling therapy on a newborn for the first time.