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2014-09-17 20:22:27

Acclaimed Photographer Supports World Prematurity Day CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally-acclaimed baby photographer Anne Geddes today unveiled an image of a baby born too soon that will be shared worldwide to raise awareness of the global problem of preterm birth. Mrs. Geddes donated the image of Alfred, who was born 8 weeks too soon, weighing just two pounds, six ounces, to the March of Dimes, which made the photo the center of its 2014...

2014-09-11 16:27:48

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes has switched its domain name to marchofdimes.org. "For 12 years, the March of Dimes has used .com to promote our presence on the internet because it was the best and only descriptive domain available to us," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. When the .org became available this year we saw an opportunity to more appropriately align ourselves with other top nonprofit...

2014-08-28 23:03:49

Every August is deemed “National Immunization Awareness Month” or “NIAM” and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Two “NJ Top Docs” Pediatricians, Dr. Stuart Slavin of Touchpoint Pediatrics and Dr. Mondana Yazdi of Wyckoff Pediatrics were invited to speak on the topic. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Smallpox was the first disease in which a successful vaccine was produced for its treatment. Created by British physician Edward Jenner...

2014-08-19 23:13:58

New film partners with March of Dimes and illuminates pregnancy journey with glimpse into the lives of families who share their pregnancy milestones and important health information. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 When expecting their first child, Director Christopher Henze and his wife couldn’t find a film addressing the entire process of pregnancy in one place. This discovery was both surprising and disappointing in the light of the nearly 4 million births American women...

2014-08-19 12:27:01

Celebrity Mom Lends Her Voice to Help Improve Mom and Baby Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new single by actress, singer and busy mom Hilary Duff will be featured in a March of Dimes public service announcement (PSA). "As a mom, I know there is nothing more important than the health of our babies," says Ms. Duff, mother of two-year-old Luca. "That's why I'm proud to support the March of Dimes in fighting the serious problems of birth defects...

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2014-07-13 04:59:37

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1960s, a type of polio vaccine injected into the arm was discontinued. New study suggests that re-introducing this vaccine may help eradicate the disease. This study by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, suggests that using the injected polio vaccine (IPV) may provide longer lasting protection against infection if it is used in conjunction with the commonly used live oral polio...

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...

2014-06-25 12:30:58

The World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Share Their Stories at the 2014 Esri User Conference REDLANDS, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Aylward from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Vincent Seaman from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will share their stories with an audience of more than 16,000 attendees at the Opening Session of the 2014 Esri User Conference (Esri UC) on Monday, July 14. As experts in the Global...

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....

2014-06-04 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...


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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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