August 30, 2019

Hispanic babies die at a higher rate in two San Antonio ZIP codes

Poverty, little access to prenatal care and untreated chronic illness in mothers are likely the causes behind new findings that show Hispanic babies in part of San Antonio’s East Side die at more than twice the overall statewide rate, experts said. The study of infant deaths in Texas released Thursday found that two adjacent ZIP […]

January 23, 2017

Experts: Crib Deaths Rising In Bexar County

Sanjie Garza-Cox at Baby Education for South Texas says by October we already had the same number of deaths this year that we did al of last year.

Doctors aim to save babies from preventable deaths

In response to an alarming rise in preventable infant deaths in Bexar County, physicians are ramping up efforts to educate parents about safe sleeping practices for babies.

Is your child’s sleep environment safe?

According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, an alarming number of infants in our community have died this year due to unsafe sleeping conditions. Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Chief of Staff Dr. Sanjie Garza-Cox, a neonatologist, is serving as chair of a task force comprised of doctors from each health care system in […]

Baby boxes provide a safe place for infants to sleep

Nola Rodriguez, 30, caresses her 1-month-old daughter, Madilyn, at their home in Seguin on Monday. Rodriguez was given a baby box with a mattress and other newborn essentials through University Hospital.

Thinking outside the box: Finnish baby kits could save infant lives

Neonatologist Dr. Sanjuanita Garza-Cox sometimes feels like she’s banging her head against the wall. Since 2009, the number of infants who die from sleeping in unsafe conditions has been increasing. While hospitals try to educate new parents, it just doesn’t seem like it’s working. “It is very frustrating,” said Garza-Cox, chief of staff of Children’s […]

December 12, 2016

Infant deaths from unsafe sleeping conditions on the rise

SAN ANTONIO – It’s being called a national crisis. Children are dying from unsafe sleeping environments, including two children who died Sunday night in Bexar County. “An unsafe sleeping environment is anything that doesn’t have a baby by himself or herself on her back in an environment that is uncluttered by anything else including loose […]

November 14, 2016

Updated guidelines on infant sleep highlight danger of parents’ tiredness

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its advice on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths in a policy statement released Monday.

October 24, 2016

New safe sleep recommendations to protect against sleep-related infant deaths

SAN ANTONIO – The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations to reduce the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths. A couch or sofa is one of the most dangerous places for a baby to sleep. Babies can become trapped between cushions or underneath a sleeping adult who […]

October 15, 2016

Safe Sleep: Why sharing a bed with your baby is dangerous

SAN ANTONIO – Losing a child is devastating and unfortunately there are many parents who are remembering the ones they lost — as Saturday Oct. 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Many may be surprised to learn the overwhelming majority of infant death in our region is caused by unsafe sleep practices. “There […]