March of Dimes

Cast of 'As The World Turns' Join 15,000 For NYC March of Dimes WalkAmerica
06 May 03 | It was a beautiful day for March of Dimes WalkAmerica in New York City April 27 as 'As The World Turns' cast members Jessica Dunphy, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and famed New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath.

March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Pioneers In Genetic Research
05 May 03 | Two pioneering scientists, whose discoveries about hormones and their genetic messengers led to the development of new drugs for cancer and metabolic disease, have been awarded this year's March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

35,000 Volunteers Walk to Save Babies in Houston
28 Apr 03 | Houston Astros Mascot Junction Jack joins March of Dimes WalkAmerica volunteers at the University of Houston in Texas as they walk to save babies and reduce the rate of prematurity in this country.

Top WalkAmerica Fundraiser Again Taps Wall Street's Generosity
24 Mar 03 | Armed with a flier and a lot of enthusiasm, Renee Mitchell is again asking her colleagues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to raise funds for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica, the most popular Walk in the country.

March of Dimes WalkAmerica and Kmart Step Out to Fight Prematurity and Help Babies
12 Mar 03 | Kmart and the March of Dimes today announced the retailer will continue its national support of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica through its national Walk team efforts. Kmart has been a national WalkAmerica supporter for 18 consecutive years.

Most Newborn Brain Injuries Do Not Occur During Childbirth, Report Says
26 Feb 03 | The majority of newborn brain injury cases do not occur during labor and delivery. Rather, most instances of neonatal encephalopathy are attributable to events occurring before labor begins, according to a new report.

Many Premature Babies Have Lifelong Health and Cognitive Problems, March of Dimes Notes
12 Feb 03 | Many babies born prematurely have serious physical and mental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing loss, that last a lifetime, the March of Dimes said today.

Study Finds Promising New Treatment for Prematurity
06 Feb 03 | Researchers speaking today at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine reported on a clinical trial of a new treatment for prematurity, using a derivative of the hormone progesterone.

March of Dimes Launches New Fight Against Prematurity
30 Jan 03 | Citing the dramatic rise in the number of babies born prematurely in this country, the March of Dimes today launched a $75 million, five-year national campaign to increase awareness of the growing problem and decrease the rate of premature birth.

National Hospital Bill for Premature Babies Estimated at $11.9 Billion
30 Jan 03 | The total national hospital bill for premature babies is estimated at $11.9 billion in 2000, according to a new analysis prepared by the March of Dimes.

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