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Speaking of NEC Podcast Featuring Dr. Corrine Hanson Recently Launched

Produced by The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, and funded by The Petit Family Foundation, Speaking of NEC is a series of one-on-one conversations with relevant NEC experts - neonatologists, clinicians and researchers - that highlights current prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for NEC, and the search for a cure.

Milford, CT, February 02, 2016 --( Nutrition Practices in the NICU-Perspectives from Dr. Corrine Hanson

Episode 11 features Dr. Corrine Hanson, Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Nutrition Education, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE). Dr. Hanson provides a comprehensive overview of standardized feeding protocols as they apply primarily to very low birth weight babies, those weighing less than 1500 grams (3 pounds 4.91 ounces) and who have the greatest risk for developing the NEC. She discusses:

-The nutritional needs of very low birth weight babies
-The importance, and inherent challenges, of initiating the feeding of premature babies
-What constitutes standardized feeding protocols
-How standardized feeding protocols appear to decrease rates of NEC and improve outcomes
-Nutritional support related to a secondary diagnosis of Short Bowel Syndrome.

Episode 11 recently launched, and is available to listen to, or download, at or on iTunes.

This episode was produced in part by the Teacher Cast Educational Broadcasting Network. For more information about Speaking of NEC or The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, visit our website at
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The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, Inc.
Stephanie M. Vaughan

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