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  • March Of Dimes Puts Dads In The Spotlight — Celebrating Fatherhood & Supporting Preemie Dads

    March Of Dimes Puts Dads In The Spotlight — Celebrating Fatherhood & Supporting Preemie Dads

    The March of Dimes, founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat polio (initially as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis — NFIP) has championed several worthy causes throughout its history. After its first successful mission against polio, the organization emphasized prevention of birth defects and followed that with a focus on healthy pregnancies. Most ...

  • Breaking The Deal

    Breaking The Deal

    I grew up in a middle-income, almost all-white suburb of New York City. Kids picked fights with me because I had funny eyes and they wanted to see if I knew Kung Fu. (I didn’t.)I knew better than to ask my father for help. He — the strong and silent type — expected me to bear adversity without complaint. So I would come home and ask my mom why no one liked me. She told me that because ...

  • Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    While there are medical conditions that can lead to premature birth, the reasons for it often remain a mystery. One out of 10 births in the United States involves a baby born before 37 weeks—and, according to the World Health Organization, prematurity and its complications are the leading cause of death in children under five.You’d think that the stress of quarantine and fear of ...

  • Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Ted Yang had his life all planned out—and it was a good plan. The son of Chinese immigrants, he graduated from MIT at 21 with a Master’s, worked successfully at the world’s largest hedge fund, married the love of his life, moved to the suburbs and started a family. Then, like most of us, Yang learned that life almost never goes exactly how you planned. He and his wife Christine soon ...

  • How Far Would You Go For Your Daughter To Breathe?

    How Far Would You Go For Your Daughter To Breathe?

    Breathing. It’s so automatic we’re usually not even aware of it. But what if your body couldn’t take a life-giving breath on its own? In Table for Five: A Father’s Story of Life, Love and Loss, Ted Yang—philanthropist and serial entrepreneur—tells of years spent watching a machine breathe for his daughter, what it took to see her breathe on her own and how it changed him personally and ...

  • Poll Results: Over Two-Thirds Say They Have Fought Insurance Over Coverage Or Bills

    Poll Results: Over Two-Thirds Say They Have Fought Insurance Over Coverage Or Bills

    Is there anything more convoluted (but necessary) than medical insurance? It can be an administrative nightmare dealing with approvals, costs, and more forms than you ever imagined. But that coverage can make it so that your life — or that of someone you love — can be saved without (hopefully) bankrupting your family. Indeed, medical costs remain the number one cause of bankruptcy in ...

  • How Much Will Your Insurance Cover In A Medical Emergency?

    How Much Will Your Insurance Cover In A Medical Emergency?

    Would your insurance cover 24-hour nursing care for you or a loved one released from the hospital and home with special medical needs? Many policies do, but only for a certain number of days a year.Forty hours of in-home nursing care can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 (or more) a month, depending where you live in the United States. And that 40 hours still leaves 128 hours a week — ...

  • For John Legend, Prince Harry, And Every Other Father Who Has Lost A Child

    For John Legend, Prince Harry, And Every Other Father Who Has Lost A Child

    Is this the year that fathers are finally allowed to be vulnerable? When faced with something as horrific as losing a child, the father is often cast as the strong and silent one, there to support his partner through her grief. Of course it's not that fathers don't have similar emotions, but that they aren't allowed to show them. And why is that? Perhaps, one reason, is that when dads ...

  • Listen to A Father’s Story Of Life, Love And Loss On Public Radio

    Listen to A Father’s Story Of Life, Love And Loss On Public Radio

    Prematurity occurs in just about 1 out of 10 births in the United States. And while science has let parents test for more and more genetic abnormalities and conditions, there’s still no test to predict if a child will be born prematurely. Prematurity and the potential complications it can cause was but one of the topics discussed on Public Radio’s The Morning Show out of Kenosha, ...