​Mississippi Continues to Be a Pretty Terrible State for Women

It's been a strange time for women. Maternal mortality in the US has actually increased. There are people in our government who refuse to enact a law for equal pay. Personhood is still a Thing. But where in the US do women face the most hardship? It looks like Mississippi and Utah are duking it out for the top spot. »10/19/14 12:40pm10/19/14 12:40pm

Babies Born in Mississippi Are Less Likely to Reach First Birthday Than Those Born in the Rest of U.S.

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 10:40am11/14/12 10:40am

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 2:40pm8/25/08 2:40pm report "Babyland" focused on Memphis, the city with the highest infant death rate. Dr. Sheldon Korones, seen in the clip above, was…