Vanessa Shanks, MD

When Should Breastfed Babies Be Supplemented?

Vanessa L. Shanks, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the Lactation program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital answers this commonly asked question.
August 27, 2020  |  Written by
Novel Intervention Helps Infants With Cerebral Palsy Develop Arm and Hand Function

A new NIH-funded randomized controlled trial shows that an intervention combining a patented soft restraint harness, therapist coaching and parent training increases reach smoothness, fine motor skills and tactile sensation in the more-affected upper extremity. For the first time in infants with CP under 2, a clinical trial of this type of intervention was shown to also be safe for the tactile processing of the restrained extremity, and for the development of other motor skills.

August 12, 2020  |  Written by