Navigation Links
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
Date:11/17/2010

ing those prenatal check-ups and exams can really make a difference," Benjamin explained.

"The next thing that is very easily preventable is for women not to smoke when they're pregnant," Benjamin added. "Not to smoke at all, but particularly when you're pregnant."

Third, women choosing to have an elective cesarean delivery should hold off until after week 39 of their pregnancy before doing so, "because we know that waiting those extra one or two weeks can allow those baby's brains and lungs to develop more fully," she advised.

"That's a very simple thing to do," Benjamin said. "We think pregnancy is nine months, but it's really 40 weeks, which is a little longer than nine months. So, we all need to start thinking about that, because it can really make a difference in the outcome."

In the March of Dimes report, states were graded on how closely they came to meeting the preterm birth objective.

No state earned an 'A' or a 'B.' Vermont, which has the nation's lowest preterm birth rate at 9.5 percent, fell from a 'B' rating last year to a 'C' rating this year because it's preterm birth rate actually ticked up.

New Hampshire and Idaho were the only other states with a preterm birth rate under 10 percent.

All the rest of the states earned 'C's, 'D's and 'F's. Mississippi topped the list with the highest preterm birth rate (18 percent), followed by Alabama (15.6 percent), District of Columbia (15.5 percent), Louisiana (15.4 percent) and South Carolina (14.3 percent). Puerto Rico's preterm birth rate was 19.6 percent.

Despite stubbornly high numbers, most states improved. North Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming and Rhode Island moved up from a 'D' to a 'C'.

Kentucky, which has one of the highest premature birth rates in the nation, dropped from 15.2 percent in 2007 to 14 percent in 2008. Howse credits an extensive public education campaign, "Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait," done in conjunction with the Kentucky Department for
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Womens Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
2. South Carolina Attorney Says Legal Options Still Available To Those Harmed By Chantix
3. PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans
4. UAB-led study shows simple steps could reduce stillbirths by up to 1 million
5. Be Well Book Launches National Movement to Help Moms Instill Healthy Habits and End Childhood Obesity
6. As Temperature Plummets, Its Still Safe to Exercise
7. Experts call for acceleration of research and interventions for prematurity and stillbirth
8. A Small Grass-roots Non-profit, Announces That They Haven't Gone Away and are Still Alive with Helping the Disadvantaged Children in Ukraine
9. People Still Trust Their Doctors Rather Than the Internet
10. 15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
11. Study from CWRU Nursing School finds a year after cardiac event only 37 percent still exercising
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of ... kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for ... games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust ... kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a seasoned and ... and many designers are thrilled to have it lead the ... its new collection of prom dresses for the global market. ... the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing the goal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous ... invites its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and ... Valentine’s Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , ... to Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, ... dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find ... wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers ... for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ... at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a ... incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated ... amateur golf tournament win. She won her first amateur ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3
... Care System , In this report, the Cancer Quality ... quality of cancer care in America, presents a set of ... care and a "Blueprint" for actions to realize this vision. ... scenario for patients with various cancers and at key phases ...
... JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2 MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC,announced ... filed by Terumo,Cardiovascular Systems Corp. (Terumo CSC) in ... of California. The complaint alleges that,MAQUET,s VASOVIEW Endoscopic ... In April 2008, MAQUET filed patent infringement complaints ...
... presidential,administration on the way, health care reform weighs ... what may come, attendees of the 2008,Republican National ... Health Consulting, which is making itself available to ... and its law firm parent -- Minneapolis-based,Halleland Lewis ...
... activity showed benefits even a year after routine was ... News) -- Exercise may help treat memory problems in ... study, focused on 138 people age 50 and older ... physical activity program led to modest improvements in cognitive ...
... Event Creator Battled Chronic Health Challenges, CHARLOTTE, ... a,little enthusiastic, she,s okay with that., (Photo: ... of the Anti-Aging Expo & Symposium, remembers,another life ... Now as energetic as ever, Gilbert is ...
... Attorneys from the Dallas,litigation firm Sayles Werbner are ... medical malpractice award for the family of a man ... for treatment following his,admission to a hospital emergency room ... high court on Friday in Columbia Medical,Center of Los ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:News from CA: Cancer Quality Alliance, blueprint for a better cancer care system 2Health News:MAQUET Cardiovascular Responds to Terumo Complaint About VASOVIEW Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Systems 2Health News:INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Halleland Health Consulting Makes Health Policy Expertise Available During RNC Week 2Health News:Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss 2Health News:Anti-Aging Expo & Symposium Crowns a Personal Journey to Wellness 2Health News:Sayles Werbner Earns Rare Texas Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Punitive Damages Award in Medical Malpractice Case 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ... Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... Video communication has been the topic of fascination since the ... States and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) ... health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of ... is a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the ... the Capitol was focused on how the Iowa ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Pa. , Jan. 23, 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ... been nominated for a 2015 Connected World ... Emergency Response System (mPERS), that can be used anywhere, ... technology partner.  In nominating MedScope, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 3MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: