Health Rewind: Are Genes to Blame for Kidney Failure Among Blacks?

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Preemie Rates Down in the U.S., But Still High

The good news: Premature births are at a 15-year low (11.5 percent) says a new report from the March of Dimes. The bad news: It could be as low as 9.6 percent if we had better prevention. The organization also ranked the states with the best rates, which include Vermont, Oregon and Alaska. The worst states were Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, USA Today wrote.

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