Monday, April 30, 2012

Detroit Infants

  • A report released Monday by the Michigan League For Human Services has some good news for Detroits expectant parents and new babies, but finds theres still a long way to go to ensure great health for all Michigan families.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A report on Michigan maternal and infant health says the number of low-birth-weight babies and babies born to unmarried women statewide is increasing.
  • (ClickOnDetroit.com)
  • "It may not be the cause, but low-birthweight babies are at high risk of infant mortality," said Jane Zehnder-Merrell, projects director of KidsCount in Michigan. Previous research suggests that infants weighing less than 5.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Although it is still higher than the national infant mortality rate of 6.1, it is lower than rates in Baltimore (11), Richmond (13.5) and Detroit (12.8), D.C. officials said.
  • (Washington City Paper)
  • Although it is still higher than the national infant mortality rate of 6.1, it is lower than rates in Baltimore (11), Richmond (13.5) and Detroit (12.8), D.C. officials said.
  • (DCist.com)
  • Since they hit the market in early 2009, Nap Nanny and its current derivation, Nap Nanny Chill, have delivered countless parents from the spirit-crushing torture of life with an infant who would U.S.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • Last year, March for Babies in metropolitan Detroit raised more than $1.4 million. March for Babies began across the nation in 1970 and has raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit moms and babies.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • and a uniformed trooper on July 13 stopped at the homes of two Detroit-area couples with profiles posted on a site of potential adopters called ParentProfiles.com. An inspection of Phillips' computer had found checks of both couples' profiles.
  • (MLive.com)
  • I recently heard on the radio that two babies died in Detroit over the same weekend due to crib suffocation They show an alarming 40 percent increase in infant sleep-related deaths from 2009-2010.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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