Navigation Links
California recognized by March of Dimes for advancements in the health of moms and babies
Date:3/19/2014

re working closely with March of Dimes staff and volunteers on the "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait" educational campaign, which urges hospitals, health care providers, and patients to follow the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines and reduce medically unnecessary elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. The final weeks of pregnancy are crucial to a baby's health because many vital organs, including the brain and lungs, are still developing.

California's success in achieving the March of Dimes goal is noteworthy. Not only is California home to more than half a million births each year, the most of any state, it also has a racially diverse population in a mix of urban, suburban and rural communities that have a variety of healthcare and economic needs. If every state met the challenge, the United States could save $2 billion in health care and socio-economic costs each year, according to March of Dimes.

In 2011, the nation's preterm birth rate dropped to 11.7 percent, the fifth consecutive year it declined -- but still nearly half a million babies were born too soon.

Preterm birth (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy) is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually, according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report. It is the leading cause of newborn death; more than a million babies worldwide die each year as a result of their early birth. Babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifelong health challenges, such as breathing problems, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and others.

The March of Dimes encouraged states to meet its 9.6 goal through a combination of activities: giving all women of childbearing age access to health care coverage, fully implementing proven interventions to reduce the risk of an early birth, providing smoking cessation programs for pregnant women, encouraging preconception and early prenatal care, progesterone treatments f
'/>"/>

Contact: Sheri Lunn
slunn@marchofdimes.com
818-539-2191
March of Dimes Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mysterious polio-like illness found in 5 California children
2. Why Are Young Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Die from Their Disease? Researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California Find Answers
3. SMACNA Member Starts Green Equipment Options, Inc. In Northern California To Help HVAC Contractors With Geothermal
4. North American Seminars Spinal Cord Injury Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Online Receives California Approval for Physical Therapists and PTA's
5. Fresno California's Hear for Life Hearing Aid Centers Publishes Warnings about Medications that Lead to Hearing Loss
6. Healthpointe Offers Occupational Medicine Services Conveniently Located in Irwindale, California
7. Open Enrollment Period Serves as Reminder to Find a California Dentist
8. The Drain Dudes® Now Offers Complimentary Pipe & Drain Inspections to Homeowners and Businesses in Los Angeles, California
9. Healthpointe Proudly Offers Flu Vaccines at All Clinics and On-Site to Businesses Throughout Southern California
10. Yogic Positive Thinking Weekend Retreat in California in December 2013 at Sivananda Yoga Farm
11. Project6 Design Launches Responsive Website Design and Development for California Environmental Nonprofit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
California recognized by March of Dimes for advancements in the health of moms and babies
(Date:5/23/2015)... On May 16, the team at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping ... obstacle run that raised funds for multiple sclerosis. , ... reason we participated was to support people living with MS ... Bodyshaping. “One-hundred percent of the funds raised go to benefit ... only attended by eXtreme Bodyshaping staff, but members of the ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... Injury lawyer Steven H. Heisler commented today on the ... legislature but which has not been signed to date by ... 449 with overwhelming bipartisan support on April 10, 2015, ... This bill ensures that fracking is prohibited in Maryland through ... of fracking to our water supplies and the air we ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 River Valley Health ... Johnson, the health system’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will ... has served as the company CFO since 2011. , ... be joining the health system as CFO. Wesley will ... basis, while the Board of Trustees conducts a formal ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Hands ... that June 17, 2015, the Annual One Day Sale ... Since 2007, Hands On HCMT offers drastically reduced certificates one ... and estheticians have enough sessions, through what used to be ... is wonderful for the community as well. This once a ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Memorial Day weekend is typically considered the beginning ... some tips to help promote safe travel. , According to ... traffic fatalities this Memorial Day weekend. Amica is sharing the ... Association: , , Always wear a ... seatbelt, whether they’re driving or riding along as a passenger. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Team Runs through the Muck for MS 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 3Health News:River Valley Health Partners Announces CFO Transition, Appointment of Interim CFO 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 3Health News:Amica Has 4 Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2
... dozen people have taken ill and have been hospitalized in ... ‘ baseless’ by spokesman Xiong Yuanda of the Health Bureau ... infectious ‘unknown’ disease, doing the rounds in the city, as ... bureau has sought to dispel reports carried by a famous ...
... across the world have breast implants done for augmentation purposes ... direction, eminent plastic surgeons// have united to offer services in ... comes at an economical rate compared to the so called ... life. The doctors involved are all a highly creditable force ...
... skin patch to treat Alzheimer’s. This research was carried ... these researchers, the skin patch is simpler than the ... occur when a protein called beta amyloid forms many ... skin attacks beta amyloid and breaks it. The current ...
... a tough call between human rights and a medical problem ... ,Jerome Singh and colleagues from Durban's Centre for the AIDS ... for forcible detention and isolation of those affected with XDR-TB. ... that the disease may swamp the whole of South Africa ...
... elders in hospitals and care homes are not being properly attended ... are said to be in hunger// for most of the time. ... ,Commencing the ‘Dignity for older people’ campaign Mr. Lewis said that ... understood. When the food is kept far from an old person ...
... outbreak in the Sydney CBD is linked to the Royal ... suspect//. However, they could not confirm the link. ... bacteria belonging to the Legionella family, Legionella pneumophilia, have been ... in the Circular Quay area on New Year's Eve. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Forcible Detention and Isolation Needed for XDR-TB Patients, warn Experts 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 The North American dental lasers ... estimated to reach $90.7 million by 2019, at a CAGR ... the TOC of North America Dental Lasers Market for an ... various tables and figures. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-dental-lasers-1771208223.html ... report.   Dental lasers are specifically used ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. ... (NHF) has awarded CSL Behring its 2015 ... unwavering commitment to advancing science and improving the care of ... Paul Perreault , CEO and Managing Director, CSL Limited, during ... City on May 21. "The National ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... According to a new market ... Instruments, Services), by Test Type (Indirect, Enzyme-based, Reactive Oxygen ... End Users - Global Forecast to 2020", published by ... reach $736.85 Million by 2020 from $452.36 Million in ... Browse 71 market data Tables and 90 Figures ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 2Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 3Oxidative Stress Assays Market Worth $736.85 Million by 2020 4
... 2011 Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: MLSS), the recognized leader ... the year ended December 31, 2010. Financial ... Ended December 31, 2009: Total revenues were ... the U.S. decreased 16% to $4.53 million from $5.28 million. ...
... 4, 2011 MonoSol Rx, the developers of PharmFilm® ... pharmaceutical film products, today announced that it has been ... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent provides intellectual ... preparation along with the incorporation of specific drugs and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Milestone Scientific Announces 2010 Year End Results 2Milestone Scientific Announces 2010 Year End Results 3Milestone Scientific Announces 2010 Year End Results 4Milestone Scientific Announces 2010 Year End Results 5Milestone Scientific Announces 2010 Year End Results 6MonoSol Rx Issued Strategic US Patent Governing the Production of Pharmaceutical Films Containing Specific Drugs and Drug Classes 2MonoSol Rx Issued Strategic US Patent Governing the Production of Pharmaceutical Films Containing Specific Drugs and Drug Classes 3
... steroid produced in the adrenal gland and ... except as a precursor molecule. In the ... cortisol by the sequential actions of 21-hyroxylase ... and ovaries, 17alpha-OH-P can be converted to ...
... PC1200 Platelet Incubators bring precise ... counter top. These compact units ... have the security of a ... taking up a large amount ...
The PC4200i is the largest capacity platelet incubator available. It features a built-in agitator with a capacity of 396 random bags (132 apheresis)....
... Platelet incubators hold rotators and ... temperature can be set at ... 15C to 40C (59F to ... from top to bottom. Recorder ...
Medicine Products: