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Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Most of us have experienced stress at some point in our lives. Things like work deadlines and sitting in traffic are part of everyday stress. These ar ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. But if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant it’s important to be mindful of where you are traveling to. ...
Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

By Chrystal Okonta, MSPH, CHES USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service It’s a challenge to keep your food safe when having meals outdoors during w ...
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

  The Fourth of July seems to be when summer barbecues abound. Grills get fired up and freezers are stocked with popsicles. It’s always gr ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...
Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

June is National Fireworks Safety Month and continues through July 4. For many families across the country the Fourth of July is a time to come togeth ...
New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

You may have read the New York Times articles, seen the USA Today pieces or listened to the NPR stories on how the maternity care system in this c ...
Migraine headaches during pregnancy

Migraine headaches during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through lots of changes. Sometimes these changes can cause discomfort, some of which can be painful. Headaches are one ...
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 ...