Number of drug-dependent babies up sharply as clinicians look for treatment solutions

By Walt Buteau
Published: April 13, 2016 

 CRANSTON, RI (WPRI) — Ten-month-old Jayce smiled while he stacked some blocks, and giggled when he knock them down recently – as his mom captured the moment on video.

Judging from his grin, you'd never guess he faced a gut-wrenching struggle during his first few weeks of life.

(Distributed April 18, 2016)

Epigenetics and Child Development

Dr. Barry Lester was recently interviewed by the Journal of International Innovation on epigenetics and child development as well as the how and why of epigentics. He believes that one way in which the environment (both prenatal and postnatal) alters behavior is through epigenetic mechanisms. This has become a major focus at our Center.

To read the full article of Dr. Lester on epigenetics, click on the media links below:

(Distributed April 23, 2015)

Health Check: Developmental research at Women and Infants

Barbara Morse Silva
NBC 10 Health Check Reporter
October 03, 2014

PROVIDENCE -Elyse Arruda spends a lot of time at Women and Infants' Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It has been her son Cameron's home since he was born 17 weeks early in June.

"If you're going to have to be here, this is the place to be," she said.

In 111 days, Cameron has made great gains. He weighed 1 pound, five and a half ounces at birth. Now, he's a healthy 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

(Distributed November 21, 2014)
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