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Floss or die: Bad gums linked to heart disease, premature births

...disease is a major trigger of premature births. Others are examining the theory...The statistical link with premature births is less convincing, but it...percent of all low-weight premature births. Doctors are intrigued by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/19/ent_210093.shtml
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March of Dimes focuses on ending premature births

...there were more than 476,000 premature babies born in 2001, with Georgia ranking 38th in the nation in terms of premature births. Sadly, most people are unaware of the scope of this problem. What does it mean for a baby to be premature? It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/18/op_393055.shtml
Opinion columns
Georgia lowers preterm birth rate, according to March of Dimes report

...mother to schedule an early delivery, need to use best judgment when deciding to deliver babies early, Browne said. Premature births can lead to health complications for babies including breathing problems and inability to feed, he said.Browne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-04/georgia-lowers-preterm-birth-
Premature births can be tragically expensive

My family was blessed with the birth of our twin daughters more than four years ago. We were expecting a June birthday but our girls surprised us by arriving 12 weeks too soon, in April.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/11/aik_151845.shtml
Preemie trend is keeping hospitals busy

...to late 1990s, the rate of premature births in Georgia and the Augusta area...corwin@augustachronicle.com. Premature births The 13-county East Central...figures compare the number of premature births with total births. East Central...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/27/met_4839.shtml
Metro
Study: Wait a while between pregnancies

...The analysis found that spacing babies too close together or too far apart raises the risk of complications such as premature births and low birth weight. The findings suggest that millions of infant deaths could be avoided worldwide with better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/21/liv_78162.shtml
Life & style
Across the river

...Saturday, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; to raise money and awareness of March for Dimes' mission to end premature births; marchforbabies.comstrawberry festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, downtown Aiken between Richland and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2010-04-21/across-river
Richmond Neighbors
Researchers find clues about why more black women have deadly pregnancy complication

...cardiovascular disease. Pre-eclampsia affects 3 percent to 5 percent of pregnant women and is a common cause of premature births. It typically occurs very late in a pregnancy. Besides inducing high blood pressure, it can cause kidney failure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/21/liv_412911.shtml
Life & style
Aiken County's infant mortality exceeds state

...born in South Carolina during 2007, the most recent year available, 538 babies died before turning 1 year old. Premature births and low birth weight, in which a baby weighs less than 5 pounds 8 ounces, are the leading causes of death. DHEC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/14/met_544315.shtml
Metro
4-year-old is walking miracle, family says

...Mrs. Ewing and her husband blamed themselves for the premature birth, she said. They didn't know how prevalent premature births are or even how common birth problems are in children born full term. She found solace in the March of Dimes and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/10/met_517974.shtml
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