The 21st Show (Illinois Public Radio): Opioid Crisis for Newborns

On the 21st, they discussed the opioid epidemic affecting many newborn babies, who are born suffering withdrawal symptoms.

Sandy Damon, Level III NICU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue was a guest on the show. Damon was one of several Mercyhealth staff members interview by reporter Kristen Schorsch, Crain’s Chicago Business, last month for an article on the opioid epidemic’s affect on babies. This radio show appearance was a result of that article.

To listen to the program, click here. (Scroll to 17:40 where the conversation with Sandy begins)

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