Premature Births

Walkers participate in the March of Dimes' March for Babies on April 26, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

March For Babies Fundraiser Marches Through Manhattan

Thousands of people are marching Sunday in support of March of Dimes’ quest to prevent premature births and help those children who are born prematurely.

04/26/2015

Emma Lookatch (Credit: Pam Lookatch)

March For Babies: Lookatch Family Shares Their Story About Premature Daughter

The mother said that thanks to the March of Dimes, Emma was given shots to help open her lungs.

04/25/2015

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Empire State Building Goes Purple To Raise Awareness About Premature Births

The Empire State Building was being lit in purple Monday night to raise awareness about the leading killer of children under the age of 5: prematurity.

11/17/2014

Premature Baby (file / credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Premature Birth Rate Continues Decline In New York State

The rate of premature births in New York State has continued its trend of decline, according to state heath officials.

01/05/2013

Premature Baby (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Doctor: Premature Births Cost Society $5.8 Billion A Year

One in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and the societal costs are enormous.

04/28/2011