Thursday, November 18, 2010

'D' Grade for New York on Premature Births

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New York state has taken some baby steps but still gets a poor grade when it comes to preventing premature births.
"Premature birth is a very serious problem for babies," Ann Gordon, of the Institute for Basic Research into Developmental Disabilities, Willowbrook, said at Borough Hall Wednesday.
According to the March of Dimes, 12 percent of births in the state in 2008 came before the 37th week, earning the state a "D."

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