March of Dimes donates books to families with newborns

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The March of Dimes donated 500 books Monday to newborns in intensive care.

University Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit received the books.

The March of Dimes says its reading program helps connect mothers, fathers and babies, and that reading to newborns can improve their medical condition.

Rachel Hixson, with the March of Dimes, said, "Nurses will say they can watch the babies' heart rate improve or their oxygenation improve, just from listening to their mother or their father's voice."

To donate to newborns in intensive care units and their families, visit the March of Dimes website.


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