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Taking Steps to Prevent Premature Births

By | November 21st, 2016|Prevention|

Being born too soon can cause long-term disabilities in children including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, respiratory problems and vision and hearing problems. According to the March of Dimes, 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the United States. The health of babies in the U.S. has taken a step backward as the nation’s preterm [...]

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The Push to Stop Preterm Births

By | July 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

On June 18, we held a news conference with the Arizona March of Dimes and the Arizona Perinatal Trust to officially launch a new campaign to reduce preventable preterm births.  We got great coverage this week, including a FOX News interview  that aired in several other cities across the country.  We’ve joined a national challenge issued by [...]

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What’s Preconception Health- and Why’s it Important?

By | November 7th, 2011|General, Prevention|

Being born too soon is the number one killer of infants in Arizona and in the nation.  Death rates from prematurity are declining but babies born too soon (before 37 weeks) often face medical, developmental and social challenges as they get older. More than 8,000 babies in Arizona were born too soon last year.   This week the March [...]