LIVE 10 a.m. ET: First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will kick off HHS’s National Convening on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Participants will discuss a new system to use cutting-edge health IT tools for providers to better understand the needs of patients, and care for infants affected by NAS, and their moms.
Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour (AP)
First lady Melania Trump is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.
Mrs. Trump is being joined on her visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
The hospital has provided care to mothers with opioid use disorder and their newborn children for more than 45 years.
Mrs. Trump also plans to tour a neonatal intensive care nursery and speak at a U.S. health department conference on a new system that tracks infants suffering from opiate withdrawal.
The first lady's visit is one of the stops she's making to promote her "Be Best" campaign, which focuses on major issues affecting children, including the importance of healthy pregnancies.
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