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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: March 15, 2018 10:17 AM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week – April 16 - 22, 2018
I plan to once again introduce a resolution recognizing the week of April 16 - 22, 2018 as “Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.

In the United States, approximately 1,300 infants and young children are diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome every year, with medical experts believing that thousands of additional cases are misdiagnosed or undetected. Approximately one out of four victims die as a result of direct brain injuries. In 2006, Pennsylvania became the first state to provide hospital-based education in 100% of all birthing and children’s hospitals.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important resolution to bring awareness to this entirely preventable injury.

Thank you.

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Introduced as HR770