March of Dimes Foundation
The March of Dimes was formed in 1938 and today is a non-profit organization whose purpose it is to provide information, support research and raise funds for the prevention of birth defects. The main thrust of the organization is a volunteer workforce to conduct fund raising drives to support matters affecting maternal health during pregnancy and to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes provides newsletters and an informative public web site for dispensing the latest news on maternal health and infants.
White Plains, NY 10605
A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving thousands more babies a healthy start in life and saving billions in health and social costs.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Preterm babies are born at a higher rate in the United States than in 130 other countries of the world, including many poorer nations, according to the just-released report Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm ...
Health May 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The widely-held assumption that a cesarean delivery has no health risks for the baby is being challenged today by new research that found the procedure did not help some preterm babies who were small for gestational age, ...
Health Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The nation's preterm birth rate slipped under 12 percent for the first time in nearly a decade, the fourth consecutive year it declined, potentially sparing tens of thousands of babies the serious health consequences of an ...
Health Nov 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, and in several states the change was more than 10 percent, according to the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card.
Health Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of ...
Health Jun 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Adding just a few more weeks of pregnancy can cut a newborn's risk of death in half even if the pregnancy has reached "term" -- adding more evidence to the argument that continuing a pregnancy to at ...
Health May 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |