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2014-07-22 00:21:15

Retail Giant's Participation in March for Babies Raises a Record Amount WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A few dollars given individually might not seem like much, but through many such small acts of generosity, Kmart's Shop Your Way(?) members, customers and associates have donated an unprecedented $11 million this year to the March of Dimes annual March for Babies® to give more babies a healthy start in life. Kmart's record-breaking achievement set a...

2014-07-01 00:22:03

March of Dimes CineMama App Provides Education and a Way to Record Progress of Pregnancy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 87,000 women have downloaded the March of Dimes CineMama App to create a video log of their pregnancy and receive the latest pregnancy health information from the March of Dimes. Now, a select group of users will be featured in a new television public service announcement (PSA) featuring "selfies" from their photo diaries. The...

2014-06-27 18:41:48

Stanford University Medical Center Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy. The study, published in the July issue of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, found...

2014-06-23 16:25:01

Welcomes Former US Surgeon General, National Reporters and Marketing Expert WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leaders in the fields of medicine, media and marketing were elected to the March of Dimes National Board of Trustees, it was announced today. March of Dimes trustees serve as volunteers and play a vital role in the governing of the organization, serving as representatives of the public in advancing the March of Dimes mission for mother and baby health....

2014-06-05 14:36:30

UC A new Ohio study demonstrates that women who have shorter birth spacing between the last delivery and their next conception have shorter pregnancy lengths, which puts mother and child at a greater risk for preterm birth. The study also shows that African-American women have shorter intervals of birth spacing and higher preterm births overall. The findings were published in 'BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology' on June 4, 2014. "We need to place a...

2014-06-04 00:21:04

March of Dimes Global Ambassador Thalia Urges Hispanic Women To Be Informed About Pregnancy and Baby Health NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Hispanic women are significantly more likely to have a baby with a neural tube birth defect, and nearly a quarter of all preterm births in the United States are Hispanic, according to a new report from the March of Dimes. Thalia, a global ambassador for the March of Dimes, and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist and mother of two...

2014-05-19 00:20:14

Launch Marks One-Year Anniversary of Ohio Research Collaborative to Learn Unknown Causes of Prematurity CINCINNATI, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new program to support families with sick and premature babies hospitalized immediately after birth was unveiled at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) today. UCMC is a partner in the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center--Ohio Collaborative, a unique, team-based research initiative that brings together the brightest...

2014-05-07 12:29:32

New test supports the March of Dimes® mission to help all moms have full-term pregnancies TREVOSE, Pa., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, e.p.t(®) - creator of the original home pregnancy test - announced the introduction of the e.p.t(TM) Preconception Health Test, a revolutionary new product that once again puts women in control of their personal health. The test is the first of three new products that will launch this year under the e.p.t(TM) Family Planning Solutions brand....

2014-05-05 12:28:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pediatric neurologist whose breakthrough research identified genetic mutations that cause Rett syndrome and many other neurological disorders will receive the 2014 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology today. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a professor in the...

2014-04-28 12:24:33

Raises more than $43,500 Combined for Charity UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and the communities it serves. Employee engagement in our community is a top priority for the company and PSEG Long Island employees have taken up the mantle and are getting involved with local charity events and organizations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81210 PSEG Long Island carries with it the values set...


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