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2009-08-20 06:30:00

US life expectancy has risen to a record high of nearly 78 years, while the age-adjusted death rate fell to 760.3 deaths per 100,000, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the CDC.

2009-06-08 07:57:55

New research may offer hope for extremely preterm infants. Advances in medical interventions have resulted in higher survival rates for extremely preterm infants.

2009-05-28 11:50:17

A county in Wisconsin demonstrated that the black infant mortality gap of 3:1 can be eliminated, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

2009-05-08 08:30:00

Model Collaboration and Mother's Day Challenge Grant Demonstrate Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships to Address Unmet Global Health Needs NEW YORK, and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two days before Mother's Day, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced its continued support for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) campaign to vaccinate mothers and children in developing countries against maternal and...

2009-03-18 12:20:00

March of Dimes Hopes It's the Start of a Long-Term Trend in Infant Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's preterm birth rate declined slightly in 2007 - a finding that the March of Dimes hopes will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health.

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2008-12-05 07:10:00

High obesity and smoking rates have moved Louisiana to the top of a U.S. list, marking it the unhealthiest state.

2008-11-12 06:00:20

Is Colorado making the grade when it comes to helping its babies get a healthy start? New information released by the March of Dimes on the sixth annual Prematurity Awareness Day suggests it is not.

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2008-10-16 16:10:00

Rates of infant mortality in the United States are higher than many industrialized nations, with progress declining in recent years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the CDC.

2008-10-09 18:00:36

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer Anne Arundel County could avert nearly 150 deaths a year if it had as many college-educated residents as Howard and Montgomery counties, according to the findings of a study released this morning.

2008-10-09 18:00:36

By JEREMY COX Scientists have found a new weapon in the battle against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: a ceiling fan. Children who slept in a room ventilated by a fan had a 72 percent lower chance of dying from SIDS vs.


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