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Our National Ambassador meets Pres. Obama at the White House – visit highlights Zika

Our National Ambassador meets Pres. Obama at the White House – visit highlights Zika

March of Dimes National Ambassador Ismael Torres-Castrodad and his mother Isamari Castrodad, along with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Edward McCabe and Ke ...
Zika and mosquitoes – how to protect yourself

Zika and mosquitoes – how to protect yourself

Be sure to check out our article for everything you need to know about the Zika virus and pregnancy. Learn what it is, how it spreads, signs and s ...
Where in the world is Zika?

Where in the world is Zika?

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Zika virus on the news lately; it’s hard to keep track of the facts. Here is your one-stop-shop to find out wher ...
Protect yourself from mosquitoes

Protect yourself from mosquitoes

The most common way for Zika to spread is through the bite of an infected mosquito. So the best way to protect yourself is to avoid mosquito bites. Wh ...
The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

When a woman is pregnant and is infected with the Zika virus, it may cross the placenta and may stop the development of a baby’s brain. Zika infection ...
FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

Today the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow corn masa flour to be fortified with folic acid. This announcement is ...