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SIDS: Counseling Parents to Reduce the Risk

Through patient education, family physicians can help reduce the incidence of the number one cause of death in infants one week to one year old. This article (This link will bring you to information on another areas of the Internet. You can return to the SIDS Network Web Site by using your browser's back button.), located at http://www.aafp.org/afp/980401ap/carroll.html, appearing in American Family Physician, was co-authored by:

John L. Carroll, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Carroll is associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and director of the Johns Hopkins SIDS and Infant Home Monitoring Program. He graduated from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. Dr. Carroll also completed pediatric pulmonary fellowships at the University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, and the Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal. He completed a research fellowship in newborn respiratory physiology at McGill University.

Ellen S. Siska
SIDS Network, Pennsylvania Connection
York, Pennsylvania
Ms. Siska is executive director of the SIDS Network--Pennsylvania Connection, York, Pa. Her son, Edward David Siska, died as a result of SIDS.

 
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