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Planned pregnancies mean healthier babies
Alongside all the events that make us proud of Baltimore and our state, a recent announcement deserves additional notice. Last week, we learned the odds of a Maryland baby surviving to her first birthday have improved by more than 20 percent since 2008. Maryland's infant death rate is at an all-time low, meaning hundreds of Maryland families are spared the anguish of losing a child to preventable death ("Preventing infant deaths," Sept. 9).
September 13, 2013