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Health & Science

Texas has ‘alarmingly’ high maternal, infant mortality rates, study shows

Posted on · While the U.S. as a whole already has a relatively high preterm birth rate of 10.4 percent, Texas is even worse, with a preterm birth rate of 11.3 percent. Houston’s is larger still, at 12.1 percent, meaning one in every eight babies born in the Houston area is premature.

Houston Matters

Houston Doctor Hopes to Cut Down on Unnecessary C-Sections

Posted on · Dr. Donald Prough, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health, is currently testing a new technology he hopes will cut down on the number of Caesarean section deliveries being performed today. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has recommended no more than 10 to 15 percent of live births be performed via C-section. […]

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