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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 9805
May 24, 1998

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 9805 May 24, 1998

Contents:

1. Dutch Translation of Risk Reduction Information Added
2. Support the Montana SIDS Walk and Help the SIDS Network
3. Latest Research Information Available
4. Launching SIDS Network's "Project Outreach (sm)"

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1. Dutch Translation of Risk Reduction Information Added

The energies of a few individuals have channeled themselves in a direction that is helping more people who are seeking information in the area of SIDS risk reduction. Basic SIDS risk reduction in 14 languages is currently available at http://sids-network.org/basic.htm.

Join me in thanking Sam Taylor and Anton Scheurink, who responded to our request for additional translations in last month's "Reaching Out", by supplying SIDS Risk Reduction Information in Dutch, or,

Vermindering van de risico's op wiegendood wat ouders kunnen doen

The 14 languages are:
- English
- Spanish
- German
- French
- Vietnamese
- Cambodian
- Taidam
- Laotian
- Finnish
- Japanese
- Norwegian
- Swedish
- Chinese
- Dutch

SIDS strikes without regard to the language you speak. If you are willing to help provide translations of SIDS risk reduction information into other languages please contact the SIDS Network at sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org.

Also, if you are willing to help provide translations of the information brochure that can be shared with anyone interested in information regarding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and what the SIDS Network does, please contact the SIDS Network at sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org. This brochure is available on the SIDS Network Web Site web site at http://sids-network.org/download.htm

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2. Support the Montana SIDS Walk and Help the SIDS Network

"My family is planning our SIDS walk. We have set the date for it on September 12, 1998 in Butte Montana, and are publicizing it as the Joel Petritz Memorial Walk for SIDS Research. Please contact me for more information." - Shay Petritz, e-mail; petritz@bmt.net
Mother of Joel Petritz (November 28, 1997- March 6, 1998)

You can read a special memorial to Joel Petritz, written by his grandfather, Jim Roscoe, at  http://sids-network.org/roscoe.htm.

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3. Latest Research Information Available

The SIDS Network gathers information about specific research and will keep you updated by a direct link on the SIDS Network home page http://sids-network.org and on the "FAQ for Experts and Professionals" page at http://sids-network.org/experts.htm.

"There is no evidence to suggest that an interaction between mould and fire retardants used in PVC and other materials used to manufacture cot mattresses causes SIDS." The source document for the news surrounding this topic is the May 23, 1998 edition of the British Medical Journal. You can read more about this topic at http://sids-network.org/mattress_no_link_to_cot_death.htm

Recent news regarding a Dutch Study about pacifiers and SIDS can be seen at http://sids-network.org/pacifiers.htm

Recent information from leading SIDS professionals can be found at the "FAQ for Experts and Professionals" page at http://sids-network.org/experts.htm. New articles include:

- SIDS and Infant Apnea http://sids-network.org/apnea.htm
- Gestational Diabetes and SIDS http://sids-network.org/gestational_diabetes_and_sids.htm
- SIDS Recurrence in SIDS Siblings http://sids-network.org/siblings.htm
- The Important Need for Autopsy Standards http://sids-network.org/autopsy_protocol.htm

4. Launching SIDS Network's "Project Outreach (sm)"

A growing number of individuals and families are turning to the Internet to seek support and information about SIDS everyday.

To help provide under served families with the support and information they need, the SIDS Network has initiated a pilot program, untitled "Project Outreach (sm)."

The first step in this project is to make the "SIDS Survival Guide" available to these individuals and families. This portion of "Project Outreach (sm)" is a collaborative effort with SIDS Educational Services, producers of the "SIDS Survival Guide." The SIDS Network and SIDS Educational Services would welcome additional volunteer and/or financial support from other interested individuals, families, organizations, businesses and corporations.

Anyone interested in providing volunteer or financial support, please contact us at sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org. Ideas, suggestions, volunteers, and donations are welcome and greatly needed to make "Project Outreach (sm)" a success.

Donations can be mailed to:

SIDS Network "Project Outreach (sm)"
PO Box 520
Ledyard, CT 06339
USA

Through a donation to SIDS Network "Project Outreach (sm)" you can have a "SIDS Survival Guide" placed in your local library or other local location. This is a wonderful way to remember or honor a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. This is an important way to provide current and correct information about SIDS and to raise much needed public awareness.

The SIDS Network can also be contacted at sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org.

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