Tag: prevention

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects. If you’ve missed some posts, here is a wrap up of messages. More posts will be coming e ...

Clean hands stop germs

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to...(drumroll please)...wash your hands. It's quick and easy. Try singing the “Happy Birthday” song to you ...

Understanding intellectual and developmental disabilities

Raising a child with developmental disabilities is a long road filled with challenges. It is best to have information and support to help you along th ...
How can we prevent birth defects?

How can we prevent birth defects?

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Common: Every 4 ½ minutes in the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect. Costly: Hospital ...
Tracking birth defects helps states help you

Tracking birth defects helps states help you

Did you know that many states track and monitor birth defects? It is one way for them to better understand birth defects in order to try and prevent t ...
Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Special thanks to Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg, Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and ...
Avoiding and handling tantrums

Avoiding and handling tantrums

A meltdown, a tantrum…whatever you call it, there is hardly a child who hasn’t had one. The AskUs team recently received a call from a woman who has a ...