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HealthConnections: Advances in Caring for Fragile Premature Infants

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Each year about 1 in 10 infants in the United States is born prematurely. Prematurity is defined as being born before 37 weeks of gestation. Due to major advances, babies born very prematurely are more likely to survive than even a few decades ago.
Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing speaks with Dr. Kathy Newnam, Associate Professor in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and a neonatal nurse practitioner at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.