National Spina Bifida Awareness Month: Folic acid crucial to help prevent birth defects

Annette Ott of York, Pennsylvania, is on a mission to educate more women about folic acid’s importance in reducing the risk of the crippling birth...

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What Causes Chemical Birth Defects?

Every 4.5 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the U.S. Many different factors that can cause birth defects, including genetic factors,...

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Counting Chickens Before They Hatch? Researchers Are Counting on Chicken Embryos to Address Congenital Heart Defects in Humans

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, the saying goes. In this case, researchers are counting on chicken embryos to help them understand and...

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Celebrating Black Women in Law this Black History Month

February is Black History Month. To celebrate, we’re paying tribute to some of the most influential Black women trailblazers of the 20th and 21st...

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Infant Who Lost Battle With Congenital Heart Defect Has Lasting Impact

Though he was just a tiny baby who lived a short life, Theo Schlicht has made a big impact. Born at 32 weeks weighing 3 pounds 3 ounces, Theo had...

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Silicon Valley: Innovator of Toxic Pollution and Deadly Contamination?

Cutting edge. Innovative. Entrepreneurial. Impressive. These are words that describe Silicon Valley, the region in the southern part of the San...

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Get Smart for Your Baby with Birth Defect Prevention Resources

Pregnancy can be an exciting but scary time. The potential for birth defects often weighs heavily on mothers’ minds, and unfortunately, not all are...

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Coal Ash Linked to Preterm Births

Oil and coal power plants continue to be linked to preterm births, birth defects, and reproductive complications. A study that examined the...

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January Is Birth Defects Prevention Month: Do What’s Best For Your Baby

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and although not all birth defects can be prevented, fortunately, there are steps you can take to help...

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Learning Amid the Pandemic: Students with Special Needs May Be Left Behind

Over the years, the U.S. educational system has come up with different ways to support students with special needs. Currently, these students are...

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