NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2002
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(White House: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Cleveland, Ohio: Robert Bazell) New England Journal of Medicine study results showing that extremely premature babies have lower IQs when they grow up than normal-weight babies, but also have fewer problems with drug and alcohol use, examined; details given of the study that followed participants for 25 years. [Study participant Jodi GASTALDO - says she never understood how scary her premature birth was until she became pregnant.] [Jodi's mother Jamie RUTLEDGE - talks about health problems her newborn daughter faced.] [Rainbow Babies Hospital study director Dr. Maureen HACK - says the children were functioning young adults.] [Mother Raquel FOLTS - comments on her handicapped child.]