Babies Born in Mississippi Are Less Likely to Reach First Birthday…

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the United States. According to the state's health office, for every 1000 babies born, 9.4 die before their first birthday, a mortality rate tantamount to those of underdeveloped countries. While there is no one, clear explanation for the problem, experts indicate… » 11/14/12 10:40am 11/14/12 10:40am

Even Adele's Tour Rider Is A Tear-Jerker

A copy of temporarily sidelined songstress Adele's tour rider is making the rounds, and from it, it seems as though she's a woman of excellent backstage taste— small plates of individually wrapped sandwiches, high quality beer, bite sized chocolate bars, and cash donations to a charity that helps people cope with the… » 12/06/11 4:30pm 12/06/11 4:30pm

Poverty Drives The Tragic Infant Death Rate In Tennessee

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of the world's 23 richest nations, and within the country, black babies die at three times the rate of white babies. On Friday, the 20/20 » 8/25/08 2:40pm 8/25/08 2:40pm report "Babyland" focused on Memphis, the city with the highest infant death rate. Dr. Sheldon Korones, seen in the clip above, was…