Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, "Leading Edge" Will Highlight the Importance of Understanding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and How to Prevent It

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Measures are being taken to avoid this terrible phenomena.

Just as the name stands for, SIDS is the technical term for a unexplained and sudden death of an infant who is younger than one year of age. It’s the worst possible nightmare for new parents, and continues to be addressed by the national medical community. Ironically, SIDS happens in sleep, and infant victims show no sign of suffering.

Fortunately, there are number of steps new parents can take to reduce the risk of SIDS, hopefully avoiding the nightmare entirely. These include avoiding any kind of stomach sleeping by the infant, any parental sleeping with the child which could cause smothering, overheating of an infant’s body temperature, excessive blankets and bedding which can inadvertently smother, and more.

The "Leading Edge" series will be creating a program hosted by Jimmy Johnson to enhance the education of parents, soon-to-be parents, and caregivers of infants on how to avoid SIDS risks before they become an issue.

Leading Edge has no affiliation with PBS. The show is provided directly to Public Television stations. To learn more, go to http://www.leadingedgeseries.com or contact Leading Edge at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com.

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