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2014-05-23 23:04:05

Emanuel (Mike) Vlastos, MD and team plan to use biopsy results to determine if cervical cerclage is beneficial for pregnant women with cervical insufficiency. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 It is thought that as many of one-quarter of all second trimester miscarriages are caused by cervical incompetence, which is when a pregnant woman’s cervix begins to dilate and thin before the pregnancy reaches term, resulting in premature birth. A cervical cerclage (a procedure that stiches the...

2014-03-10 12:24:51

Continuing with its social wellness campaign, "Camino al bienestar", the network joins forces with the March of Dimes® to support mom and baby health MIAMI, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its annual CAMINO AL BIENESTAR campaign, developed to offer information and resources on a specific health topic each month, in March Discovery Familia will promote the importance of early prenatal health care for Hispanic women in the United States....

2014-03-06 12:27:05

Grantees Search for Genetic Links to Predict and Prevent Premature Birth WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five researchers seeking to understand the causes of premature birth with the goal of identifying women at risk of preterm labor and developing new treatments to prevent it have been awarded grant support from the March of Dimes. The researchers, from the United States and Canada, are seeking to understand what role genetic variations, infection, fetal lung...

2014-02-27 00:22:13

Bottom Line is More than Healthcare Savings WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An extensive list of national and international corporations are supporting the March of Dimes signature fundraiser, March for Babies, because they know their efforts go beyond good business and healthcare savings -- they also help save babies lives. "At Kmart we know that preventing premature birth not only reduces health care costs, it saves babies' lives," says Tim Austin,...

2014-01-29 16:28:09

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), a nonprofit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, has been awarded $52,426 from the March of Dimes Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, to help improve birth outcomes in New Jersey. This 12-month initiative will support a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention that includes establishing a culture of safety and developing standardized...

2013-11-04 14:12:46

Grades released in conjunction with World Prematurity Awareness Month California has improved its grade on the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth report card, moving from a 'B' grade in 2012 to an 'A' grade in 2013. California is giving more babies a healthy start in life and contributing to a six-year trend of improvement nationwide. California earned the 'A' report card for lowering its preterm birth rate to 9.6 percent, which is especially impressive as one out of every eight babies...

Premature Birth Disrupts Brain Development
2013-05-21 09:15:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have employed a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. The study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Center for the Developing Brain, reveals that the disruption of these specific processes can have an impact on cognitive function in infants. The new techniques developed for this study will...

2013-05-20 23:03:36

Children´s Specialized Hospital is proud to announce the 2013 Walk n´ Roll, sponsored by Kohl´s Cares, raised a record $225,000 to benefit the nation´s largest pediatric rehabilitation system dedicated to treating children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Children´s Specialized Hospital is proud to announce the 2013 Walk n´ Roll,...


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