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Prescription for Health: Premature Births (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-15

Duration: 00:08:23

Subjects: Premature infants | Pregnancy | Whitfield, Rani G. | Health


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee
  • Judson, Makesha Interviewee


This “Prescription for Health” segment from the November 15, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield and Makesha Judson of the Louisiana Chapter of the March of Dimes. They discuss: Louisiana receiving an “F” on the March of Dimes’ “Premature Birth Report Card”; the risk factors for premature birth; the health issues faced by premature babies; the March of Dimes’ healthy baby education campaign; and the important fetal development that takes place during the last weeks of pregnancy.