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.

Address
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605
Website
http://www.marchofdimes.com/home.asp
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_of_Dimes

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Earth Sciences

Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium

In more than 1,000 years, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, has not been as weak as in recent decades. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Ireland, ...

Plants & Animals

Dogs and kids are 'in sync,' study shows

It is an image as heartwarming as any: Young children giggling as the family dog climbs all over them and licks their faces. But new research suggests the bond may be more than playful.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effective anxiety therapy changes personality

Previous research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has shown that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from two types of therapy. But in a new NTNU study, the same patients also exhibited ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

COVID cases, deaths plummet in nursing homes after vaccine rollout

In a hopeful turnaround during a long pandemic, U.S. nursing homes that were once the epicenter of coronavirus infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply as the country's vaccination rollout starts to take ...

Medical research

New coronavirus variant surging in California

(HealthDay)—A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show.

Vaccination

FDA review reveals J&J COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective

A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson completely prevented hospitalizations and deaths in a large clinical trial, according to the results of a new review released Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.