Stillbirth in the 21st century? It happens

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Few doctors research stillbirth. Efforts to stop it are minimal. Since the middle of last century, stillbirth rates have barely budged in the United States.

Study: Minority Low-Birth-Weight Babies Less Likely to Get Help

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A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.

Study shows salivary biomarkers predict oral feeding readiness in preterm newborns

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Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds

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But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say.

United States: Legacy implements ‘kangaroo care’ for premature babies

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The hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit hosted a two-week Kangaroo-a-thon to encourage more of the skin-to-skin contact.

Premature Babies Cost Families and Businesses Millions

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According to the March of Dimes, 1,372 babies of the 13,000 born each year in the Ozarks are premature.

Report Card time: March of Dimes grades states on how well they are reducing preterm births

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This year marks the third consecutive year Pennsylvania received a “B,” after receiving a “C” in 2011.

Moms Help Fill the GAPPS Repository to Make Healthier Pregnancies

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Over the past seven years, the team at GAPPS has worked to increase awareness, collaborations and research in support of their mission to improve the health of moms and babies worldwide.

What’s behind the high rate of infant deaths in the U.S.

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Researchers pointed to such factors as gestational age and birth weight in proposing that health is the main driver of infant deaths in the U.S.

Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate

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The United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says.