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What Is It like to Be Born Too Soon?

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, MSWFounder and Director of the NEC Society Despite me being healthy and doing everything “right,” my twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, about 90 days before their due date. I didn’t even make it into…

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NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce the NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to present the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium, April 13-16, 2021 at The Westin Cincinnati. The NEC Society is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on the prevention…

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Human Milk Use Before Heart Surgery is Associated with a Lower Risk of NEC in Infants with CHD

Written by Jasmeet Kataria-Hale, MD and Amy Hair, MD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical condition. NEC is likely caused by many factors, with the lack of blood…

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NEC Society Board of Directors Gives Full-Term Cardiac NEC Families a Seat at the Table

The NEC Society is dedicated to building a world without necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). While NEC often impacts babies born prematurely, the NEC Society’s patient-families have helped us to understand that NEC also affects babies born full-term, with congenital heart defects,…

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