Head Cooling Program

Stony Brook Medicine

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    Stony Brook is the only regional center in Suffolk County to offer this program to term and near-term infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, or birth depression. Selective head cooling has been shown to improve outcomes in birth asphyxiated infants but must be initiated very soon after birth for the optimal result. It is available through the Neonatology Division.