On the morning of the Fourth of July, my daughter, Amanda, was born.
We walked into the nursery and saw the baby lying on a crib.
She was not breathing, and there was no heartbeat.
I knew something was wrong.
I called 911.
The baby’s mom was in shock, but there was little I could do.
At the hospital, she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and had to be transferred to the intensive care unit.
The trauma to the baby’s skull, the way she was placed, and the lack of oxygen made it difficult to breathe.
The hospital was also treating Amanda’s older sister, who was suffering from an infection, and a baby with a respiratory disorder, who had no oxygen.
“It was a miracle that I got through the hospital,” said Amanda, who is now 15.
Amanda and her siblings were released from the hospital after being put into intensive care.
But Amanda and my daughter are not alone.
Nearly 3,000 U.S. infants and toddlers die from complications related to a hospitalization each year.
It is one of the biggest preventable deaths in the country, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics released this month.
There are two primary reasons that U.N. statistics show that infant mortality rates have declined over the past 15 years: a rise in emergency care and better access to medical care.
In 2015, about 10,000 babies and toddlers were hospitalized.
At some hospitals, babies are being discharged with severe injuries or are transferred to a different unit with lower levels of care, which can lead to complications.
“In hospitals, there’s less capacity, and that means you have fewer ambulances,” said Susan R. Tishkoff, director of pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“You have fewer staff, and if you have staff that have more acute illness, it makes it harder for them to get to the kids.
It means they have fewer nurses and they have less ambulances to take them.”
As the number of hospitals has grown, the number that can treat patients has declined, and this has increased the number with serious injuries, according a study by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
The researchers analyzed hospital admissions data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The study found that hospitals with the highest hospitalization rates had the most serious injuries.
“I don’t think there’s any question that increased trauma and the need to discharge people in a trauma-resuscitation unit, which includes an intensive care or intensive care-respite unit, has contributed to the increasing incidence of death from respiratory distress syndrome,” said Dr. Ramiro Diaz, an infectious diseases expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
“We see a rise of respiratory distress syndromes in the United States in general and in some areas, especially in Texas and other states with very high rates of hospitalization, especially among the poor,” he said.
The Texas hospital system had the highest rate of respiratory depression in the study, and deaths from respiratory disorders were twice as likely as other types of hospitalizations to occur in the hospital.
“When the risk of dying from respiratory illness is so high, then it makes sense to do something about it,” said Tishka, the pediatric infectious disease expert.
“So I think there is a lot of good and there is also a lot that needs to be done.”
The CDC has been researching the causes of respiratory illness in the U.K., where there has been a rise and death rate of the respiratory illness since the mid-1980s. In the U