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Preventing premature births

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Each year Lincoln Parish plays a large role in combating premature births through the annual March for Babies.

On April 28, the walk benefiting the March of Dimes will move forward at the Louisiana Tech Intramural Center.

According to the March of Dimes website, premature babies — or those born before 37 weeks — are at increased risk for newborn health complications, such as breathing problems and even death. Additionally, premature babies also face an increased risk of lasting disabilities, such as mental retardation, learning and behavioral problems, cerebral palsy, lung problems and vision and hearing loss.

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