Author Archive for Vicki

Vicki Clinebell is a former television advertising executive who spent 25+ years with an ABC television affiliate in sales and marketing. A journalism major in college at the University of Colorado/Boulder, she now writes for a variety of online and print publications and provides blog content for clients including retail businesses and artists. The diversity of subject matter appeals to her, whether she’s reporting on the latest trends in baby gear, highlighting stories about outdoor adventures, or explaining basic pet-care tips. Even better, she says, is the shorter work commute… just down the hall, and a dress code that’s changed from suits and heels to jeans and a sweatshirt.

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Landmark Double Hand Transplant for 8-Year-Old

The surgery and 18-month follow up of the first successful double-hand transplant has been reported in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal.

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Deadly Kiss: Baby Dies from Virus

On Tuesday a newborn baby girl lost her fight after catching a common virus shortly after being born earlier this month.

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Warning Goes Viral: Toddler Trampoline Danger

In a powerful Facebook post that has gone viral, a mother of two warns about what can happen when a toddler plays on a trampoline. Sadly, Kait Ellen knows about that danger because of what happened to her 3-year-old son Colton.

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Woman on Life Support Gives Birth to Twins

With an emergency caesarean section, doctors successfully delivered healthy twins – a boy and a girl – to a brain-dead mother who had been kept alive for 123 days on life support. The 21-year-old mother died following the births. The young woman suffered a stroke when she was just nine weeks pregnant.

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The Fight to Save Baby Charlie Gard

On Tuesday, Chris Gard and Connie Yates were spending time with their son Charlie before his life support is turned off. The British infant is suffering from a rare genetic disease that has left him brain damaged and unable to breathe unaided. 11-month old Charlie has been in the news worldwide ever since judges backed […]

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Can Robots Surpass Humans in Helping Kids With Autism?

The development of robot-enhanced therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is taking a step forward thanks to research from the University of Portsmouth and the DREAM project. DREAM is designing robots that can operate autonomously and help human therapists improve autistic children’s social interaction skills. Children with ASD seem to engage more readily […]

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In-Flight Surprise! Woman Gives Birth on Spirit Airlines

Christina Penton was unconcerned about flying while heavily pregnant. She had already carried two babies to full term, so although she was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded Spirit Airlines flight 972 from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas, she was simply glad to have picked up her two children and be returning home to Phoenix to await the birth of her third baby.

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Marathon Surgery for Baby with Brain Growing Outside of Her Skull

A five-month-old girl named Ebrar, the child of a Syrian refugee who settled in Winnipeg, underwent a nine hour surgery at Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

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Dropped from a Burning Grenfell Tower, Baby Caught and Saved

Like a scene from a Hollywood horror movie, stunned onlookers watched as Grenfell Tower in London was engulfed in flames. Helpless crowds below watched as faces appeared in windows along the higher floors and people screamed for their lives.

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Over 35? Pregnancy Complications to Watch For

The trend toward older parenthood continues, with recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that for the first time in three decades 2016 birth rates among women 30-34 surpassed those among women ages 25-29 in the United States. The average age for women having their first child is now 28 years old.

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What Is Dry Drowning? What to Look For

Dry drowning – also known as secondary drowning – can occur when a person is on land. It’s the result of ingesting water that is left in the lungs and causes an edema, or swelling. When the air passages in the lungs are filled with water, they are unable to exchange oxygen to and from […]