premature babies http://wvxu.org en Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth http://wvxu.org/post/zeroing-causes-premature-birth <p>With the opening of <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/the-nicu-family-support-program.aspx" target="_blank">The NICU Family Support Program at UC Medical Center</a>, The March of Dimes, UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center<strong> have another element in their multi-pronged approach of studying and helping parents deal with preterm labor.</strong></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:38:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 26903 at http://wvxu.org Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates http://wvxu.org/post/avondale-targeted-first-site-improve-low-birth-rates <p class="p1">The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Megan Thobe 24092 at http://wvxu.org Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates Collaborative aims to reduce infant mortality rates http://wvxu.org/post/collaborative-aims-reduce-infant-mortality-rates <p></p><p>Area health agencies and hospitals are joining county and city leaders to launch a collaborative tasked with reducing the rate at which babies die before their first birthdays.</p><p>At a launch celebration Thursday at the Freedom Center, Dr. Jim Greenberg of Children's Hospital said premature birth is one of the largest problems.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:41:40 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13789 at http://wvxu.org Collaborative aims to reduce infant mortality rates