In Philadelphia, sleep-related deaths (including SIDS, accidental suffocation, and unknown cause) are the second-highest cause of infant mortality, after prematurity. Two pediatricians, Roy Hoffman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Fatality Review Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, who sees patients at a health department-run community health center (Health Center #6), and Stacey Kallem, MD, Director, Division of Maternal, Child, & Family Health at Philadelphia Department of Public Health, provide an overview, including: incidence and factors; racial-ethnic disparity; a review of barriers to safe sleep and ideas for effective counseling for prevention; ways to help parents get support, including for lactation and smoking cessation; genomic sequencing and other research into medical causes for sleep-related deaths; practical tips to share with parents; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on June 3, 2022.
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