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2009-07-12 07:30:00

According to a government report released Saturday, the percentages of infants born preterm and the percentage born with low birth weight has slightly declined in 2007, after several decades of steady increases. Dr. Duane Alexander, Director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said that in 2007, 18% of all U.S. children between the ages of 0 to 17 lived in poverty, up from 17% the year before. "Infants born preterm and of low birth weight are...


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