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Texas to study record maternal mortality


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas — where the rate of maternal mortality has spiked in recent years for reasons not fully understood — is poised to take an initial step toward examining the problem.

The state could soon be required to post guidelines for reporting pregnancy-related deaths. There's currently no uniform method of investigating maternal mortality, meaning some women's deaths might not have been properly referred to the medical examiner.

The proposal passed the state House on Monday, after already clearing the Senate. Under it, Texas' health department must prepare online guidel...

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