FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- A Madison doctor shares why he became a periontologist.
Doctor Brian Stafeilspecializes in high-risk pregnancies.
What many of his patients don't realize is that he was born premature himself.
Today, with much more medical advancements, Doctor Stafeil is saving more premies, like himself.
"Now its not as severe as it was 30 years ago. According to my mom the doctors gave me a 50% chance of survival," said Dr. Brian Stafeil, Dean and St. Mary's Physician.
"Hearing my parents talk about it and hearing their re-telling of the storis of how small I was and how nervous they were and first saw me thought I looked terrible and my dad was like he looks 100% better than the day before cause my mom didnt see me," said Dr. Stafeil.
Periontologist Brian Stafeil is walking though the same hospital his family did more than 30 years ago, now he's helping the same families as his own - trying to get help for their premature child.
"It wasn't really until medical school that I thought about OB more heavily when I took care of a lot of patients with pre term labor I really made that connection and my experience of being born at 30 weeks added a lot to that picture and through medical school really enjoyed the OB and it prompted me to do that for my residency," said Dr. Stafeil.
Dr. Stafeil shows parents other than getting his eyes checked for sensitivity growing up, he had no effects from being born just 4 pounds 6 ounces.
There have been a lot of advances. Today, the same baby born 10 weeks early has a 96% chance of survival, compared to doctor stafeil's 50%.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed|
Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.
|Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer gets own license plate|
An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer whose final wish was to become famous in China is getting his own license plate.
|Woman hits back after Facebook removes breast cancer awareness photo|
A terminally ill woman who posted a photo of her nipple to warn about lesser-known breast cancer symptoms is speaking out after Facebook removed her photo.
|Smartphone trick could change your sedentary lifestyle|
Using reminders on your smartphone to prompt you to get moving during the day could help you reduce the amount of time you spend sitting, a new study suggests.
|Autism risk linked to obesity, diabetes combination in moms|
Children born to women with obesity and diabetes may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm American Grit
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
10:00pm Modern Family
10:30pm 2 Broke Girls
11:00pm Mike & Molly
11:30pm Two and a Half Men
12:00am Mike & Molly
12:30am Dish Nation