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The rate of sleep-related infant deaths has declined more than 50 percent since the 1994 Back-to-Sleep campaign was launched, encouraging parents to place infants to sleep on their backs. Unfortunately, sleep-related infant deaths still claim 3,600 lives in the United › Continue Reading

In April 2010, Sam Hanke, MD, fell asleep on the couch with his 4-week-old son Charlie and woke up, hours later, to find his baby had passed away. Charlie fell victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome next to his sleeping › Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio has introduced legislation aimed at helping doctors and researchers better understand the causes of infant mortality. Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the country, which has led to Sen. Brown’s bill to › Continue Reading

The Hanke Family (L to R): Maura, Sam, Charlie (pictured in frame), Annie Elizabeth, and Owen. Of the tragedies a parent can endure, perhaps none is more heart wrenching than the sudden loss of a child.  No matter the age, › Continue Reading