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NextUp: The Local Company Using Data Analytics to Save Premature Babies

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email [email protected] […]

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City Life

More Philly Hospitals Are Becoming “Baby-Friendly.” Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing.

Less than 12 hours after Benny enters the world, she’s rolled into my room in a plastic bassinet. I can tell she’s on her way […]

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This Philly Guitarist’s New Baby Photo Is Way Cooler Than Yours

Thanks to Facebook, we all see our share of new baby photos. They’re always adorable or at least pretty cute. We “like” them, albeit obligatorily […]

Be Well Philly

Whoa: CHOP Working on Womb-Like Device for Premature Babies 

“This certainly is a project that would have sounded more like science fiction than a reality,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Fellow Emily Partridge says […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: How Much Water Should You Really Drink Every Day?

• According to registered dietitian Amy Shapiro, the eight-glasses-a-day rule is alright — but it’s probably not accurate when it comes to how much water […]

Be Well Philly

Why New Jersey Parents Will Soon Be Trading in Bassinets for (Free!) Cardboard Boxes

Well, this is awesome: Back in May, we told you guys about Temple University Hospital’s baby box program, a year-long program inspired by the government-funded […]

Be Well Philly

Why Thousands of Philly’s Newborns Will Soon Be Sleeping in Cardboard Boxes

A Finnish tradition is making its way to Philly by way of Temple University Hospital. What’s the tradition, you ask? That would be baby boxes: […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Why Philly Could Have a Baby Boom in 9 Months

• If your friends were a bit dodgy about what they did to keep busy while they were snowed in over the weekend, this could […]

Be Well Philly

These Intensive-Care Babies at HUP Are Philly’s Most Precious Trick-or-Treaters

Maybe it’s all the hormones I still have pumping after just having my own kid six months ago, but, man, I can’t help but be in […]

City Life

Philly Couple Make Epic Halloween Baby Announcement Video

In the old days, when you were pregnant, you’d get on the phone and call everyone you knew to give them the good news, maybe […]

Be Well Philly

The Evolution of Birthzilla: Why Women Want a Crowd in the Delivery Room

First came Bridezilla—the self-obsessed center of attention who pitches fits if every single detail of her wedding day isn’t to her liking. Then, heaven help […]

Be Well Philly

Want to Consume Your Placenta? Local Doula Will Prepare It for You

Some of you might remember our piece from last year about a woman who chose to eat her own placenta after giving birth, in pill […]

City Life

This Philadelphia Woman Will Prepare Your Placenta for $200

There’s a fascinating article on Al-Jazeera today about the financial struggles of adjunct professors in Philadelphia and beyond. (In short, non-tenured professors make very little […]

Be Well Philly

New Onesie Body Monitor Tracks Baby’s Health on Your Phone

Anxious new parents everywhere can breathe a big sigh of relief, thanks to Rest Devices’s new “smart baby monitor.” Adorably dubbed the Mimo Kimono, the […]

City Life

MontCo Couple Has Identical Triplets, Beating Odds

The New York Daily News reports on a MontCo couple who had identical triplets earlier this month, beating million-to-one odds to do so.  “Allison and […]