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September 18, 1995
In reference to "Researchers Find Key Clue to SIDS as Killer of Babies," Sept. 8: The section on reducing the risk states, "Things parents should know and do to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." By including the word "prevent," you have given new and future parents a false sense of security. As stated in the article itself, there is still no way to predict or prevent SIDS. Please understand how one simple word can change the meaning of an entire statement. For support services and information, the phone number for the SIDS Foundation of Southern California is 1-800-9 SIDS LA. MICHELLE SCHARF, Member Board of Directors, SIDS Foundation of Southern California Pasadena
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November 22, 1999 | Jonathan Fielding and Valerie Ulene, Dr. Jonathan Fielding is the director of public health and health officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Valerie Ulene is a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine practicing in Los Angeles
Imagine how devastating it would be if your baby died suddenly during sleep, without any warning of illness. Each year, about 3,000 babies die each year because of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Most SIDS victims seem perfectly healthy, then die unexpectedly at home while they are sleeping, without any signs of distress, such as crying or struggling. SIDS is the leading cause of death in the United States among infants between 1 month and 1 year old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County health officials say the local foundation that raises money to counsel families affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has overstated the local death toll and has breached the confidentiality of families whose children have died. As a result, in a letter sent to the SIDS Foundation of Southern California this week, officials said they would no longer provide the group with the names of children who have been identified as possible SIDS victims.
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