Black infants in NJ are dying at an alarming rate. Leaders say it can be prevented.
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Every year, nearly 500 babies in New Jersey die before they reach their first birthday for preventable reasons. Second-hand smoke, inadequate prenatal care, bed-sharing and opioid addiction cut many of their lives short -- factors often seen among families living in poverty, according to state health care experts.