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NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NICHD

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to answer your calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Endocrine Society

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, The Endocrine Society is comprised of nearly 8,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1916, the Society is dedicated to the study and treatment of the endocrine system. The Society holds four meetings annually: The Annual Meeting, the Clinical Endocrinology Update, Recent Progress in Hormone Research, and the Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Research.

Review Date: August 26, 2008

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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out their mission by investing in research and educating health care professionals, pregnant women and new moms. They also are there with support for families with a baby in newborn intensive care. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.

Review Date: June 17, 2008

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PreemieCare

PreemieCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of infants born preterm through education, support, and resources. PreemieCare is a division of MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), Inc. a non-profit parenting organization that provides information, education, support and additional resources for families of multiples. The mission of PreemieCare is to educate, support and offer additional resources for families of babies born preterm. PreemieCare has a special focus on RSV awareness and prevention. Issues such as breastfeeding preemies, parenting in the NICU, early intervention and much more are also addressed by PreemieCare, as are networking opportunites for preemie support groups.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

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