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2014-08-20 03:00:11

Group Health Research Institute Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they’re advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don’t understand the importance of this advice—and don’t get the vaccine. Robert Arao, MPH, a biostatistician at Group Health Research Institute, did a statewide survey—the first of its...

2014-08-04 23:05:55

Grant proposals must address factors contributing to poor birth outcomes, infant mortality. Baltimore (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is committing up to $3.3 million over the next three years in programs seeking to improve birth outcomes and lower infant mortality rates in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. CareFirst, the region’s largest health insurer, has issued a request for proposals from community health centers, nonprofit...

2014-07-08 09:47:18

The JAMA Network Journals Women who had prenatal and infant/toddler nurse visits at home were less likely to die than women who did not and children whose mothers were visited by nurses were less likely to have died by age 20 from preventable causes. Since 1990, the authors have been conducting a randomized clinical trial of a program of prenatal and infant/toddler home visits by nurses for very low-income, largely black mothers, having their first child. The study assigned 1,138...

Expectant Women Unhappy With Medical Checkups Often Turn To Internet For Pregnancy Advice
2014-07-08 07:01:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More people are turning to Internet sources for medical advice and information, and that includes pregnant women. A research team from Penn State found that pregnant women are unhappy with how often they turn to online sites with their medical questions. The study findings were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research. "We found that first-time moms were upset that their first prenatal visit did not...

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...

2014-06-24 23:17:30

A new series of quizzes by Pregnancy-Quiz.net helps mothers-to-be to get emotionally prepared and stay on the healthy track. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Pregnancy-Quiz.net releases a new series of quizzes (http://www.pregnancy-quiz.net/) to help women test their pregnancy knowledge and take appropriate decisions for their unborn baby and themselves. The series was created by the web design and content development team at Pregnancy-Quiz.net, and the answers serve as a guide to a healthy...

2014-06-06 16:23:34

TORONTO, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - SELA Canada today announced it has won the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. "We are deeply honored to receive the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award for the hard work our team put into building the 'My Baby and Me' Infant...

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...

2014-05-15 23:02:47

ACLU of Pennsylvania asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sent Attorney General Kathleen Kane a letter today asking her to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. A...

2014-05-12 08:32:11

Research will use big data to deliver healthier babies NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) and the University of Notre Dame today announced a collaboration on research aimed at helping women have healthier pregnancies and babies. The research will focus on women with a high incidence of low and very low birth weights, premature births, and infant mortality then provide these women with timely, high quality digital information and tools....


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.