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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is observed every year on June 19, to increase public knowledge about this disease and the challenges experienced ...
We are celebrating all dads!

We are celebrating all dads!

Becoming a dad is life-changing and a very rewarding experience. Despite the sleepless nights and hundreds of diaper changes, there are great mome ...
Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

Each year in the United States, Men’s Health Week is observed and celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. This year from June 10 ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

The spine (backbone) protects the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. Spina bifida happens when the bones in t ...
CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitte ...
High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

According to the American Heart Association (also called the AHA), about 103 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s near ...
Physical activity during pregnancy

Physical activity during pregnancy

Staying active during pregnancy can help keep you and your baby healthy. Most women can benefit from exercising during pregnancy. At your first pr ...
Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum preeclamp ...
Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...