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Premature birth is now the number one cause of death of children under 5 years old worldwide, and the U.S. preterm birth rate of 9.6 percent remains one of the highest among industrialized countries. The March of Dimes is working to address the crisis of premature birth at home and abroad.
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Antidepressants and birth defects
A new CDC study reviews links between certain antidepressants taken by pregnant women and their risk of having a baby with birth defects.
Health insurance coverage
around the time of pregnancy
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes state-specific health insurance coverage, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).
Understanding addiction, drug use and abuse among women
This new CNE activity is for health care professionals who care for women with drug addiction and their infants.