Navigation Links
Experts to Develop National Response to Growing Crisis of Premature Birth
Date:6/8/2008

Surgeon General's Conference Puts Preterm Birth in the Spotlight

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from throughout the United States will gather to develop a comprehensive national action plan to address the growing crisis of preterm birth.

The conference, convened by Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), will be held June 16 and 17 in Rockville, MD. It is a key element of the PREEMIE Act (P.L. 109-450), signed into law December 2006, which calls for expanding federal support for research, education and pilot testing strategies to prevent preterm birth.

"The March of Dimes is pleased to work with Rear Admiral Galson, NICHD and experts from the public and private sectors to outline specific steps that can be taken to slow the rising rate of preterm birth," said Jennifer L. Howse, Ph.D., president of the March of Dimes. "Prematurity prevention needs to be a national health care priority; America cannot continue to allow the cries of these babies to go unheeded."

The March of Dimes expects the conference will identify how to expand research into the causes of preterm labor, how to help families with infants hospitalized in intensive care units and intervention and education programs that can reduce a woman's risk for preterm birth, said Dr. Howse. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.marchofdimes.com/sgconf.

Betty Taylor, mother of 9-year-old Zeek, the 2007 March of Dimes National Ambassador who was born 14 weeks too soon and continues to fight the consequences of preterm birth, will participate in the conference to ensure that parents' concerns and needs are addressed.

Preterm birth is a serious and costly health problem and is the leading cause of death in the first month of life. Mo
'/>"/>

SOURCE March of Dimes
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
2. MultiVu Video Feed: PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RABIES
3. Health IT Event Draws Experts to the Pacific Northwest
4. Experts Sort Out Good Fats From Bad
5. Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention
6. March of Dimes, Experts for Moms and Babies, Launches Podcast
7. World fertility experts to meet in Montreal - IVF and IVM patients to provide first-person accounts at 14th World Congress
8. Bay IVF Experts Launch One of First East-West Fertility Programs of Its Kind
9. Experts propose cholesterol tests at 15 months of age
10. Experts Publish New Lung Disease Guidelines
11. Experts, Advocates Available to Comment on Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2015)... NC (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 Scientists ... a paper on air quality compliance issues that may ... American workers. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article ... now. , The group found airborne asbestos levels ... data collected between 1984 and 2011. , “Asbestos compliance ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Medicx Media Solutions http://www.medicxmedia.com ... Krihak as its head of programmatic strategy and ... expertise and leadership position in the data driven ... , Krihak is an experienced, award-winning agency and ... sales planning teams for mobile platform Jumptap. ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 2015 Dr. David Benvenuti, an experienced plastic ... a new article to his website that takes ... Benvenuti explained in the fascinating blog, he has recently ... earlobes. , Known as “gauging,” the technique involves placing larger ... Benvenuti said will eventually stretch the holes out to incredible ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... IL (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 A live ... medical equipment from hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities ... be sold including endoscopy, lab, radiology, surgery, anesthesia, exam and ... Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 starting at 9:00am ... located at 1400 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Pioneer Millworks, the largest reclaimed wood ... designing with reclaimed wood, introducing their latest reclaimed wood ... Their newest offerings, Vat 35, Reclaimed Teak , ... to America's largest design event. , “Designers, architects, builders, ... anxious to see and feel the variety of wood ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Medicx Media Solutions Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Dr. Benvenuti, a Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, Posts New Article about Repairing Ear Gauges 2Health News:Over 5,200 Lots of Medical Equipment Will Be Sold by Live Auction 2Health News:Pioneer Millworks to Reveal New Design Trends with Reclaimed Wood at Dwell on Design in LA 2Health News:Pioneer Millworks to Reveal New Design Trends with Reclaimed Wood at Dwell on Design in LA 3
... Cerebral palsy (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely ... from Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These findings were ... for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago. They also were published ... of Obstetrics & Gynecology . , Researchers reported that ...
... Feb. 9 The following is a statement by ... obesity epidemic will require the kind of clear-eyed and compassionate leadership ... Lady stressed, too many of our children attend schools loaded with ... black and Latino children, however, that bleak food landscape extends far ...
... - The incidence of advanced breast cancer diagnosis among ... compared to white women between 1992 and 2004, according ... Research Center. In addition, the disparity in the incidence ... period as rates fell among whites but increased slightly ...
... (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely in the ... University Health System (LUHS). These findings were reported at ... Medicine in Chicago. They also were published in the ... & Gynecology . , Researchers reported that CP is ...
... ... on powerful prescription drugs to treat anxiety disorders. A new self-help book written ... worry. , ... February 9, 2010 -- Over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, a figure ...
... of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement , ... health-care professionals need to be aware that certain medications ... called Torsade de Pointes (TdP), says a joint scientific ... College of Cardiology. , The rhythm disturbance is associated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Incidence of cerebral palsy on rise in US 2Health News:Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S. 2Health News:Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S. 3Health News:Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S. 4Health News:Incidence of cerebal palsy on rise in United States 2Health News:Social Anxiety and Panic - Alternative Treatment to Drugs and Therapy 2Health News:ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Research and ... of the "Market Assessment of Respiratory Diagnostics ... to their offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,This ... imaging diagnostics market in the United ... . The service provides detailed analysis of the ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015  Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today ... Watson , the company,s vice president of operations, was granted ... stock, at a per share exercise price of $0.43, the ... was granted pursuant to Cardica, Inc.,s Inducement Plan, which was ... under Rule 5653(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Market for equity ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... YORK , 21. Mai 2015 ... DPRX ), ein Unternehmen für ... auf die Entwicklung und Vermarktung von ... konzentriert, kündigte heute eine wissenschaftliche Posterpräsentation ... Phase-III-Zulassungsstudie des Unternehmens vorstellt, OneStep-1 und ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:United States and Europe Respiratory Diagnostics Market Assessment 2015 2Cardica Announces New Employment Inducement Grant 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 3Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 4Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 5Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 6Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 7
... DIEGO, May 19 DDW 2008 Annual Meeting ... its pivotal trial,demonstrated physician/nurse teams using the SEDASYS(TM) ... in patients undergoing screening and,diagnostic procedures for colorectal ... (EGD). The study -- which will be,presented Tuesday ...
... Replacement Structurally Similar to, Native Bladder by Six Months; Data Presented ... ... Poster Session, ORLANDO, Fla. and EAST NORRITON, Pa., May ... development of,neo-organs and neo-vessels, presented preclinical efficacy data for its,Tengion Neo-Bladder ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol 2Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol 3Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol 4Preclinical Data Demonstrate Ability to Regenerate an Entire Bladder With Tengion Neo-Bladder Replacement(TM) 2
Anti-RSV IgA Assay (ELISA)....
... SAS RSV antigen test is ... for the presumptive qualitative detection ... from nasopharyngeal specimens in neonatal ... 15 minute test has a ...
One step Immunochromatographic Assay for the detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus...
Rapid Immunoassay for the detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus....
Medicine Products: