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Jan 22, 2015, 13:35 ET

Los analgésicos recetados, que consumen muchas mujeres en edad fértil, duplican el riesgo de defectos congénitos, informan March of Dimes y el CDC

Más de un cuarto de las mujeres en edad fértil que tienen seguros médicos privados y un tercio de las mujeres en edad fértil...

Jan 22, 2015, 13:01 ET
Swaddling babies can help with withdrawal symptoms, which babies may have if their mother took opioid drugs, such as prescription pain killers, while pregnant.

Prescription Painkillers, Widely Used By Women Of Childbearing Age, Double Risk Of Birth Defects, March Of Dimes And CDC Say

 More than one-fourth of privately-insured and one-third of Medicaid-enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for opioid-based...

Jan 15, 2015, 14:30 ET

El ácido fólico salva a 1,300 bebés todos los años de defectos congénitos graves del cerebro y médula espinal, según estudio

Al fortificar los alimentos de granos con el ácido fólico vitamina B, se ha impedido que nazcan unos 1,300 bebés al año con...

Jan 15, 2015, 13:00 ET

Folic Acid Saves 1,300 Babies Each Year From Serious Birth Defects Of Brain And Spine, Study Finds

 Fortifying grain foods with the B vitamin folic acid has saved about 1,300 babies every year from being born with serious birth defects of the...

Jan 13, 2015, 00:01 ET

Niño de Chicago es nombrado el Embajador Nacional 2015 de March Of Dimes

El día de hoy se anunció que un chico de Chicago que ahora tiene 12 años de edad y sobrevivió tras haber nacido casi cuatro...

Jan 13, 2015, 00:01 ET
The March of Dimes Foundation's 2015 National Ambassador and family. Pictured are 12-year-old National Ambassador Elijah Jackson (center) with his mom, Elise Jackson (left), and father, Todd Jackson (right).

Chicago Boy Named 2015 March Of Dimes National Ambassador

A 12-year-old Chicago boy who survived being born nearly four months prematurely will serve as the March of Dimes Foundation's 2015 National...

Dec 19, 2014, 13:42 ET

Declaración de la Dra. Jennifer L. Howse, Presidenta de March Of Dimes, sobre la firma y promulgación por el Presidente Obama de la Ley de Reautorización de la Evaluación de Neonatos para Salvar Vidas

March of Dimes dio a conocer hoy la siguiente declaración de su Presidenta, Dra. Jennifer L. Howse, al firmar y promulgar el Presidente Barack...

Dec 18, 2014, 18:07 ET

Statement Of Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President, March Of Dimes On President Obama Signing The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act Into Law

The March of Dimes released today the following statement from President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse as President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1281,...

Dec 18, 2014, 15:07 ET

March of Dimes da la bienvenida al Año Nuevo con seis resoluciones sencillas para un embarazo saludable

March of Dimes está alentando a las mujeres que están embarazadas, o que planean un embarazo, a tomar una resolución del Año...

Dec 18, 2014, 11:59 ET
The March of Dimes Greets the New Year With Six Simple Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy

The March Of Dimes Greets The New Year With Six Simple Resolutions For A Healthy Pregnancy

The March of Dimes is encouraging women who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, to make a New Year's resolution to be as healthy as they...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

Los gérmenes durante el embarazo: ¿amigos o enemigos?

WHITE PLAINS, Nueva York, 11 de diciembre de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Algunas de las bacterias y otros microrganismos que se...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

Pregnancy Germs: Friend Or Foe?

Some of the bacteria and other microorganisms that exist in a woman's mouth, digestive system, reproductive organs or other body parts may be...

Dec 10, 2014, 23:58 ET

La Ley de Reautorización de la Evaluación de Neonatos para Salvar Vidas pasa a la presidencia para firma y promulgación

La Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. aprobó la H.R. 1281, la Ley de Reautorización de la Evaluación de Neonatos para...

Dec 10, 2014, 17:53 ET

Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act Goes to President for Signature into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.  The bill now goes to President...

Dec 08, 2014, 00:16 ET

La edición 2014 de la recepción Celebration of Babies® de March of Dimes recauda la cifra récord de $1.1 millones para mejorar la salud de las madres y sus bebés

March of Dimes, la organización no lucrativa líder en la promoción de la salud del bebé y durante el embarazo, recaudó la...

Dec 05, 2014, 20:36 ET
Actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks accepts the 2014 March of Dimes Grace Kelly Award from Steve Carell at the 9th annual March of Dimes Celebration of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon (R) today at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The award recognizes a role-model celebrity parent who shares the March of Dimes commitment to healthy pregnancies and families. Celebration of Babies brings together and recognizes celebrities and prominent individuals in the entertainment community who are celebrating...

March of Dimes 2014 Celebration of Babies® Luncheon Raises a Record $1.1 Million for Healthier Moms & Babies

 March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, raised a record $1.1 million at their 9th annual March of...

Dec 03, 2014, 05:20 ET

El pequeño de siete años Aidan Lamothe se une a "Giving Tuesday" para darles a más bebés un comienzo sano en la vida

 El pequeño de siete años Aidan Lamothe, de Manchester, New Hampshire, Embajador Nacional 2014 de March of Dimes, está ayudando...

Dec 02, 2014, 17:03 ET
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Manchester, N.H - Aidan Lamothe, age 7, the 2014 March of Dimes National Ambassador, has a very special gift for sick and premature babies and their families. For every $50.00 donation made to the March of Dimes via #CrowdRise on Giving Tuesday today (December 2), Aidan will present a pair of tiny baby shoes to a baby being cared for in a hospital newborn intensive care nursery (NICU). Participate in Giving Tuesday by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/MarchofDimes-Tower and choosing the amount of your donation to the March of Dimes. A brick will appear and be moved to the next highest place in the tower. Watch the tower grow in real time by downloading the free #GivingTower smartphone app from the iTunes store or Google Play.

7-Year-Old Aidan Lamothe Joins "Giving Tuesday" To Give More Babies A Healthy Start In Life

 Aidan Lamothe, age 7, of Manchester, New Hampshire, the 2014 March of Dimes National Ambassador, is helping lead the Foundation's "Giving...

Nov 18, 2014, 08:01 ET

La Dra. Mary L. Hediger recibió el premio Agnes Higgins 2014

March of Dimes honró a una investigadora y educadora cuyo trabajo cambió las normas nutricionales nacionales a fin de mejorar la salud de...

Nov 18, 2014, 08:01 ET

Dr. Mary L. Hediger Named Recipient Of 2014 Agnes Higgins Award

 The March of Dimes honored a researcher and educator whose work changed national nutritional guidelines to improve the health of pregnant...