Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NEW TERM to replace Shaken Baby Syndrome

Sent from Express News CHICAGO - The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using the term "shaken baby syndrome" in favor of something more scientific. The nation's largest pediatricians' group recommends "abusive head trauma," calling it a more comprehensive diagnosis for brain, skull and spinal injuries associated with shaking and other head injuries inflicted on infants.

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