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Tuesday, November 17 2009. The March of Dimes will issue report cards grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades will be determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three key prevention opportunities: numbers of uninsured women; women smoking; and later preterm births (34-36 weeks). Medical experts will describe local efforts to reduce premature births and to provide support to the affected families. Attendees include Patty Johnson, mother of premature twins born at 25 weeks. Also Jeff Bird, March of Dimes; David Sundwall, Utah Department of Health; Bob Silver, U of U maternal medicine doctor; Bradley Yoder, U of U. neonatal intensive care unit doctor.
Tuesday, November 17 2009. The March of Dimes will issue report cards grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades will be determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three key prevention opportunities: numbers of uninsured women; women smoking; and later preterm births (34-36 weeks). Medical experts will describe local efforts to reduce premature births and to provide support to the affected...
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