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Local org fights for the lives of dying newborns Local org fights for the lives of dying newborns

Local org fights for the lives of dying newborns

Did you know that for nearly half a century babies born throughout the Greater Cleveland area have been dying at rates close to those of third-world countries?

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

An August 2018 cleveland.com editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads. Cuyahoga County’s infant mortality rate fell last year to 8.11 deaths per 1,000 live births, still too high.”
 

It’s Becoming More Evident: The Stress of Racism Is Killing Our Babies...and Us It’s Becoming More Evident: The Stress of Racism Is Killing Our Babies...and Us

It’s Becoming More Evident: The Stress of Racism Is Killing Our Babies...and Us

If A=B, and B=C, does A=C? Well, not always, but in the case of stress, racism, and preterm birth, one researcher thinks there’s a definitive case to be made.

Early preterm births cause troubling rise in infant mortality: Progress report Early preterm births cause troubling rise in infant mortality: Progress report

Early preterm births cause troubling rise in infant mortality: Progress report

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the first three months of this year, Cuyahoga County’s infant mortality rate showed a troubling and dramatic rise, driven largely by a jump in the number of extremely preterm infants born who are unlikely to survive, according to statistics released at a quarterly meeting of city-county infant mortality initiative First Year Cleveland.

Local Organization Fights for the Lives of Dying Newborns Local Organization Fights for the Lives of Dying Newborns

Local Organization Fights for the Lives of Dying Newborns

Did you know that for nearly half a century babies born throughout the Greater Cleveland area have been dying at rates close to those of third-world countries? And Ohio overall has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation. Unbelievable, right?

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    A Word from Food Strong: Healthy Summer Snacks for Mom and Baby

    Written by: Jessica M. Jurcak, MS, MPH, RD, LD

    SUMMER SNACKING
    Summer is upon us, Cleveland! With longer days, summer vacations and varying schedules, it can be easy to forget about structured meal planning and regular cooking habits. Sometimes during busy or lazy summer days, a string of snacks throughout the morning and afternoon can even replace structured meals.  

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    Exercise and Nutrition

    A Word from Food Strong: Healthy Summer Snacks for Mom and Baby

    Written by: Jessica M. Jurcak, MS, MPH, RD, LD

    SUMMER SNACKING
    Summer is upon us, Cleveland! With longer days, summer vacations and varying schedules, it can be easy to forget about structured meal planning and regular cooking habits. Sometimes during busy or lazy summer days, a string of snacks throughout the morning and afternoon can even replace structured meals.  

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