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The March of Dimes Foundation's mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality.


 
5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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TAMPA, Fla. Alison Willing searches for hope for stroke patients. Her research uses umbilical cord blood to lessen stroke effects in rats. “Umbilical cord blood is considered by many to be medical waste after birth,” says Dr. Willing. Her research has shown that using cells from cord blood to treat strokes in rats lessens brain damage.


 

 



 

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