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Health Watch: Premature Babies #720740

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 30, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) A March of Dimes survey showing an increase in the number of premature births noted.

(New York: Elizabeth Kaledin) The search for an explanation for the growing number of premature babies examined; details given of the cost of caring for the infants; statistics cited. [Mother of premature baby Dorenda WASHINGTON†- talks about her son.] [March of Dimes Foundation Dr. Jennifer HOWSE†- says science hasn’t been able to tell us why women go into pre-term labor.] [Beth Israel Medical Center ob/gyn Dr. Janet STEIN†- notes high survival and high disability rates.]

Rather, Dan;
Kaledin, Elizabeth

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