National Premature Awareness Day - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/18/03

National Premature Awareness Day

More than 460,000 mothers deliver their babies too early every year. It throws families into emergency situations and costs America billions of dollars in health care -- that's according to the March of Dimes, which has named Tuesday the first ever National Premature Awareness Day.

Texas Tech Chancellor Dr. David Smith is helping launch the effort locally, by reminding us that premature birth has become the most common, serious, and costly problem facing America's infants today.

Dr. Smith suggests that one way we can show our concern is by visiting the March of Dimes' website during the month of November. For more info, you can (click here).

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