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The New, Improved World of Infant Care

A wave of innovation in newborn care is giving infants a better start in life—and could improve Americans’ health far into the future.

These advances cover a range of conditions and treatments. Maternal- and fetal-medicine specialists are finding new ways to prevent premature birth, which affects one in 10 infants and can cause serious and costly mental and physical disabilities. In the neonatal intensive-care unit, doctors are adopting new procedures, devices and techniques to diagnose and treat complications that can harm future development.

At the same time, researchers are gaining new insights into genetic and environmental influences on the fetus, such as a mother’s obesity…

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