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14 Ways to Protect Your Baby from SIDS
by Rachel Y. Moon, M.D. and Fern R. Hauck, M.D., M.S.

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Rachel Moon

Rachel Y. Moon is a pediatrician at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a professor of pediatrics at George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research focuses on SIDS and SIDS risk factors, especially in high-risk populations. She chairs the American Academic of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS and is an assistant editor for Pediatrics, the AAP journal. Dr. Moon is also a board member of the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and the CJ Foundation for SIDS, as well as medical director for a support center run by First Candle, a national nonprofit support organization for those affected by SIDS and perinatal loss.

Born in Hollywood, Dr. Moon spent most of her youth in Seoul, where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Emory University. She lives in Bethsada MD with her husband and children.

For more information, see her web site at Children's National Medical Center.

Fern Hauck

Fern R. Hauck, who is a member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, also conducts research on the risk factors and preventive factors for unexpected infant deaths. She is a family physician and professor of family medicine and public health sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville. Her professional affiliations include participating in the Epidemiology Working Group of the Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death, and in the medical/research advisory committees for First Candle and the CJ Foundation for SIDS.

Dr. Hauck earned her undergraduate degree at Binghamton (NY) University, an M.S. in family medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her medical degree at St. Louis University. A native of New York City, she became interested in maternal and child health and nutrition after spending a year in a Thailand refugee camp for Cambodians, where she served as pediatrics ward medical supervisor.

A resident of the Charlottesville suburb of Earlysville, she is the mother of twins.

For more information, see her web site at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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