About Dr. Michael Forbes - Pediatric Intensivist

Dr. Forbes is a pediatric critical care medicine specialist and director of clinical research and outcomes analysis at Akron Children’s Hospital

African Americans and prematurity: The increased risks many moms face

There are an alarming number of preterm births in the U.S., with more than a half million babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) each year. And for reasons unknown, African Americans experience the highest rate of prematurity at 17.1 percent.