Links for SIDS

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 DESCRIPTION OF WEBSITE
American SIDS Institute
Mission Statement: The American SIDS Institute is dedicated to the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the promotion of infant health through research, clinical services, family support and professional and community education. 
SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant, whose death remains unexplained after the performance of an adequate autopsy.   A good website with necessary information on SIDS.  Mr. S rates it a 9!
 Facts from the SIDS Network
WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW - Facts About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) 
Many more children die of SIDS in a year than all who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined . Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a medical term that describes the sudden death of an infant which remains unexplained after all known and possible causes have been carefully ruled out through autopsy, death scene investigation, and review of the medical history. SIDS is  responsible for more deaths than any other cause in childhood for babies one month to one year of age, claiming 150,000 victims in the United States in this generation alone - 7,000 babies each year - nearly one baby every hour of every day.  This is a great website that will give you facts like those above and many more.  This website was found by my student Kaitlyn Thornton.  This site deserves an 8.
 The SIDS Alliance
The SIDS Alliance is a national, non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to the support of SIDS families, education and research.  This site has a plethora of information about this unfortunate syndrome.  This site was found by student Brian Lau.  Mr. Schneider rates this site a 10! 
Good starting point for information.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a syndrome marked by the symptoms of sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year. The term cot death is often used in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, while crib death is used in North America.
eMedicineHealth.com is a first aid and consumer health information site written by physicians for patients and consumers. Good SIDS information.
SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants aged 1 to 12 months, and is the third leading cause overall of infant mortality in the United States. Although the overall rate of SIDS in the United States has declined by more than 50% since 1990, rates have declined less among non-Hispanic Black and American Indian/Alaska Native infants. Preventing SIDS remains an important public health priority.
   
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