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Palm-sized baby, 2nd smallest in US, is growing

Published 12/15/2011, The Dickinson Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces — less than a can of soda — she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don't survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year's.

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