U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Falls, But Only Slightly
Federal researchers announced this week that the American infant mortality rate, which is used as a way to judge our overall health, dropped in 2010, the last year it was measured. But the drop wasn't as sharp as researchers had hoped, as NBC News reports:
In January of this year, the Institute of Medicine had released data showing the U.S. infant mortality rate was more than double that of many other developed countries.