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New app allows NICU families to ‘visit’ baby during COVID-19 pandemic

To help reduce stress for parents with babies in the NICU, Dr. Craig Garfield, a professor of pediatrics and medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and collaborator Young Seok Lee developed a smartphone app called SMART NICU2HOME, which allows parents to stay connected with their babies, sending them vital health updates, educational information about child care, de-stressing techniques, and a private social media account to share updates with friends and family.