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Volunteers read stories to NICU babies in their own language

Aside from all the noise of machines in the NICU, babies are hearing another sound, too – children’s books read in their own language.

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Smallest premature infant from 1942 celebrates 75th birthday

Calvin Lepp was born weighing one and three-quarter pounds. At the time, he was the hospital’s smallest surviving premature infant.

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