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Why Improved Pre-Pregnancy Health is the Key for Reducing Birth Defects

CDC’S Division of Reproductive Health Updates Webpage on Severe Maternal Morbidity
May 30, 2017 - CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has updated the webpage on severe maternal morbidity (SMM). SMM includes unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in...
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Racial and Ethnic Trends in Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths: United States, 1995–2013
May 11, 2017 - BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Immediately after the 1994 Back-to-Sleep campaign, sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) rates decreased dramatically, but they have remained...
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Dating Matters Policy
May 4, 2017 - One important component of a comprehensive approach to teen dating violence prevention is ensuring that the best available data, evidence, and practice are included in policy...
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Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life: An Anthem Foundation & March of Dimes Collaboration to Reduce Preterm Birth
April 2017 - One in every 10 babies born in the United States is born prematurely, 1 and prematurity is the leading cause of death for newborns. 2   Babies born...
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Maternal Smoking and Exposure to PCB Chemical Linked to Low Birth Weight
March 24, 2017 - Women who were exposed to higher levels of a toxic byproduct of a common PCB chemical and who also smoked during pregnancy had babies with significantly lower birth weight,...
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March of Dimes Launches New Prematurity Campaign Collaborative
March 20, 2017 – A new collaborative of 200 leading maternal and child health organizations and experts nationwide, including parents and community groups, has been created by the March...
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Pitt research finds women have poor diets before pregnancy
March 17, 2017 - A wide range of women have poor diets in the months leading up to their first pregnancy, according to research published Friday and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate...
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HCV & Women of Childbearing Age
February 16, 2017- New York State (NYS) has seen an increase in the number of HCV cases reported among women of child bearing age (15-44 years).  During 2015, 58% of the female HCV cases...
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You can practice mindfulness in as little as 15 minutes a day
By Marlynn Wei, MD, JD. In the research conducted by Dr. James E. Stahl and his team of Harvard researchers, study volunteers participated in an 8-week mind-body relaxation program offered...
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Why Improved Pre-Pregnancy Health is the Key for Reducing Birth Defects
January 10, 2017 by Josh Grant- In the national effort to reduce infant mortality, special attention has to be paid to the leading cause–birth defects. Data from the Centers for Disease...
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