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Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time to highlight the benefits and importance of immunizations. Vaccines are proven to be ...
Join the blog-a-thon for NIIW

Join the blog-a-thon for NIIW

This week is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time to talk about vaccines. Do you remember mumps? How about chicken pox? For so many chi ...
Three quarters of a century young (yes – we’re 79 years old!)

Three quarters of a century young (yes – we’re 79 years old!)

It’s that time of year, when magazines are full of stories and photos of the year in review, and people look back to take stock of their accomplishmen ...
Celebrating Jonas Salk, MD

Celebrating Jonas Salk, MD

Tomorrow is Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday. Salk’s eldest son Peter Salk, MD, recently came to the March of Dimes National Office to speak about his fath ...
A fellowship and a double helix

A fellowship and a double helix

In 1952, James Watson was an unknown scientist who applied to the March of Dimes for a fellowship proposing research on X-ray diffraction patterns of ...
The Military and the March of Dimes

The Military and the March of Dimes

In its drive to promote healthy pregnancy, the March of Dimes considers every avenue of outreach. This has included cordial ties with U.S. Armed F ...