24-Week-Old Premature Baby Weighing Just 13 Ounces at Birth Goes Home Healthy

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24-Week-Old Premature Baby Weighing Just 13 Ounces at Birth Goes Home Healthy

An Arizona family celebrated Monday when their premature baby girl finally was deemed well enough to go home from the hospital. Kallie Bender, of Gilbert, Arizona, weighed less than 1 pound when she was born in May, the Daily Mail reports. She spent 150 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Dignity Health St.

New Study Shows Premature Babies Can Survive at Earlier Ages, But Will Hospitals Let Them Die?

A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to live they might have disabilities – in defiance of protective federal law. It provided a startling snapshot into the treatment of very premature infants.