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      2 Arkansas hospitals work to protect infants

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas hospitals are starting a pilot program aimed at educating new parents about the dangers of shaking a baby.

      Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and said Tuesday that the effort is aimed at preventing 1 of the most severe forms of child abuse.

      Both hospitals are providing educational videos and other materials to new and expectant parents. The information helps convey that Shaken Baby Syndrome causes serious or fatal brain injuries to infants.

      The materials help prepare new and prospective parents for dealing with a crying baby and other challenging but normal aspects of an infant's development.

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