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DMC, March of Dimes and the Detroit Health Department Address Premature Birth Report Card | Michigan Chronicle

Patreice A. Massey , Michigan Chronicle from the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne County Health Department and the March of Dimes gathered on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hutzel Women’s Hospital to address the serious issue regarding the preponderance of premature births in the city. According to the 2018 Premature Birth Report Card from March of Dimes, the nation’s leading maternal and infant health nonprofit, Detroit earned an “F” with the highest preterm birth rate (14.5 percent) among major cities in the United States. Michigan remained at a “C” grade, but the state’s preterm birth rate in 2017 increased from 10.1 to […]

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Double-digit jump in hunger for Philly, the country’s poorest big city | The Philadelphia Tribune

Aaron Moselle , The Philadelphia Tribune Photo via Witnesses to Hunger Facebook. Featured Image research shows hunger has gotten worse in Philadelphia over the last six years, even as it’s gotten better nationwide. Between 2012 and 2017, food insecurity — or the inability to always afford sufficient food — increased 22 percent, according to a report released Monday by Hunger Free America, a national nonprofit that crunched federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are now 302,685 people struggling with hunger in Philadelphia. That translates to 18.3 percent of the city’s total population or nearly 1 in 5 […]

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Black Women Are Dying During Childbirth. Sen. Kamala Harris Is Working to Change That. | Glamour The U.S. is one of 13 countries in the world where maternal mortality rates are worse than they were two decades ago. And that alarming statistic hits one group of women the hardest.

The U.S. is one of 13 countries in the world where maternal mortality rates are worse than they were two decades ago. And that alarming statistic hits one group of women the hardest.

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