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Infant mortality; Box-bed effort aims to reduce deaths

Mar 8, 2017 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

A Los Angeles company is working with hospitals and health departments in Ohio to give away cardboard box beds for every newborn in the state this year in an effort to reduce the high infant-mortality rate.

Supporters say these beds -- inspired by boxes provided to every newborn in Finland for decades -- can be used during an infant's first months to reduce the risk of sleep-related deaths.

In 2015, 1,005 Ohio babies died before their first birthday, with 150 of the deaths -- about t

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