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Published January 04, 2013, 05:37 PM

Local Hospitals Educate Public About Birth Defects

In North Dakota about one in six infant deaths is the result of a birth defect, and local hospitals are doing what they can to educate expectant mothers during Birth Defects Prevention Month.

In North Dakota about one in six infant deaths is the result of a birth defect, and local hospitals are doing what they can to educate expectant mothers during Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Birth defects are the leading cause of infant deaths in the US. Doctors say public awareness, expert medical care and accurate and early diagnosis are all essential to prevent birth defects. More than 120,000 babies are born with a birth defect each year in the US.

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