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Inducing hypothermia during medical emergencies gains ground
Los Angeles Times

Avery Reynolds was born with barely a whimper, black and blue from lack of oxygen, on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. The umbilical cord encircled her legs. Doctors wrapped her in a cold blanket to induce hypothermia.

Amanda Reynolds recalls her daughter was hooked up to numerous machines; she couldn’t hold her baby for more than a week. But when she finally did, “we looked each other right in the eye …. I felt, she’s going to OK,” recalls Reynolds, who lives in Santa Monica.