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March of Dimes Met with Surgeon General

Washington, DC — Thursday, February 25, 2010

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March of Dimes President Jennifer L. Howse met with the Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, yesterday to discuss the ongoing crisis of premature birth. Among the topics covered were action items from the Surgeon General’s Conference on Preterm Birth, which was held in 2008, and collaboration on educational outreach. Pictured left to right: Surgeon General Benjamin and Dr. Howse.

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The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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