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On a busy night for babies, it’s Aziya Dream by a nose

It’s a girl! The first Northwell Health baby of 2018 – also believed to be Long Island’s first baby of the New Year – arrived at 12:19 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Happy, healthy and a little ahead of schedule – she wasn’t due to debut for another three weeks – baby Aziya Dream Shingler weighed in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces following 17 hours of…


Baby steps: Northwell newborns outpace nation

Anyone know a good sitter? Bucking national trends, Northwell Health is hip-deep in chubby cheeks and loaded diapers after delivering more than 40,000 bouncing babies in 2016. That projected 4 percent annual increase – they’re still counting little fingers and toes – goes against the national newborn tide, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention marking some record lows. According to the CDC, over the first three months of 2016, the U.S. fertility rate…