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Birth Defects Research and North Carolina


Birth Defects Research & North Carolina A discussion about where North Carolina stands in terms of the prevalence of birth defects. The state ranks high, as 1 in 33 infants in North Carolina have a birth defect. We'll talk with a professor at UNC Charlotte who studies birth defects and the effort to prevent them, along with other experts, to find out why the rate of birth defects in North Carolina are so high and what people here and nationally are doing to improve the health of infants across the country. Guests Anna Bess Brown - State Program Director for the NC Chapter March of Dimes Dr. Cynthia Cassell - Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte Susan Lynch - Parent of a child with birth defects Click here to add and read comments