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    The cost of a premature or low birthweight infant is more than nine times as high as that of uncomplicated newborns, according to a new study of Medicaid-funded births from Truven Health AnalyticsTM. For this study, Truven Health researchers performed a cross-sectional analysis of administrative claims using data...
     
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    Save the Children released its 15th annual "State of the World's Mothers" report today, revealing the best and toughest places to be a mom. Finland tops the report's 2014 Mothers' Index, while Somalia, affected by both armed conflict and natural disasters, is at the bottom of the list. The United...
     
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    YouGiveGoods is celebrating May, National Pet Month, in unique style this year: by hosting the Celebrate Pets Campaign, a virtual supplies drive for more than 20 animal shelters nationwide. Each week, donors to the campaign will be entered to win gift cards to either Starbucks or AMC theaters. Donations may be made at...
     
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    Being a mother involves major responsibilities and love. That's why it's important to take steps before, during and after pregnancy. If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, consider the following: 1. Plan your pregnancy •If you have doubts about pregnancy and motherhood, the Centers for Disease...
     
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    Throughout the world, untreated cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, making up 51 percent of all cases. Approximately 22 million people are bilaterally blind due to cataracts – with women and young girls bearing two-thirds of this terrible burden. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...
     
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    The word "selfie" is hugely popular among teenagers–and it's now resonating with many new brides. A recent Wakefield Research survey commissioned by the makers of Invisalign has discovered that 40 percent of brides say that the first wedding photo they posted or will post to social media was or...
     
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    Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:  EMN), manufacturer of LLumar window film, is educating consumers on the risk of sun damage in places that may surprise people. To help kick off Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Eastman will be providing skin protection tips and hosting a sweepstakes on their Facebook page May 8-30th....
     
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    Wholesome Sweeteners is uniting with Fair Trade organizations around the country to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 10. As the original pioneer of Fair Trade sugar and honey certification in North America, this year Wholesome Sweeteners has partnered with the Fair Trade Resource Network, Fair Trade Campaigns,...
     
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    When it comes to buying a mouthguard, parents who want to reduce their child's risk of a sports-related concussion should visit a dentist instead of a sporting goods store. High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards were more than twice as likely to suffer mild traumatic...
     
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    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is celebrating Older Americans Month with resources to help older adults prevent life-threatening falls. Older Americans Month is sponsored each May by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). This year’s theme is Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. The focus is on...