Premature Birth: Costs and Prevention

Premature birth increases an infant’s risk of several dangerous and costly medical problems. It can also be emotionally difficult for families. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss premature birth – its causes, treatment, prevention and emotional and economic costs with Samantha and Rob Oslund and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld of March of Dimes.

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Newborn baby. Photo by Evan-Amos; accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
HOST: Thad Woodard, MD

GUEST: 

  • Debbie Golden, March of Dimes
  • Matt Hirschfeld, MD, program services chair and board member for March of Dimes, Alaska
  • Missy Payne, parent of premature baby delivered at 25 weeks

LINKS:

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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