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how many areas of a newborn's health are checked in the apgar score?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
APGAR: 5 areas: The apgar score stands for: Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration. more details on the apgar score (usually give twice after birth, at 1 and 5 minutes of age) can be found here: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_center/q_a/apgar.html
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Dr. Mark Kuhnke commented
General Surgery 40 years experience
FYI Developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar ( no kidding) a surgeon who embraced anesthesiology early in the 20th century, at the advice of mentors who thought she'd have trouble working as a female surgeon.
Jan 26, 2015
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
Family Medicine 42 years experience
love Mark's FYI
Jan 26, 2015

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