Gerry Taylor discusses research into premature babies’ development

Ohio’s percentage of premature live births declines

The Plain Dealer: The March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card gave Ohio a C grade—an improvement over 2010’s D and 2009’s F rating. Researchers are studying the development of children born prematurely. “We had demonstrated previously, as had many researchers, that children born [very early] had problems with memory, executive function and were more prone to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” said Gerry Taylor, professor of pediatrics.