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COVID-19: Why Hispanic communities are more exposed and less protected

COVID-19: Why Hispanic communities are more exposed and less protected

How COVID-19 is affecting the Hispanic community You have probably heard that in the U.S., a higher proportion of Hispanic people are getting ...
How to safely handle food during the coronavirus crisis

How to safely handle food during the coronavirus crisis

At this point, no evidence suggests that you can get COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) from touching or eating food. However, it’s important to take ...
Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

August is National Breastfeeding Month and the last week of the month—August 25 through August 31—is Black Breastfeeding Week. Breast milk is ...
Keeping your baby’s vaccines on track during the pandemic

Keeping your baby’s vaccines on track during the pandemic

During uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents may be worried about how to best protect their babies. But even during the pandem ...
Don’t delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19

Don’t delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19

August is National Vaccination Month. It’s important now more than ever not to delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-2019 ...
How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

Gastroschisis Awareness Day is Thursday, July 30, 2020. Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall this is becoming more co ...
Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Minority Mental Health is observed each year in July. It’s a time when we bring attention to the mental health issues affecting racial and ethnic ...
Getting ready for another baby

Getting ready for another baby

Due to the current pandemic, some women may be thinking about postponing having another baby for a later time. But for others, that's not the cas ...
Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

On Tuesday, June 11th March of Dimes hosted a Facebook Live event where panelists discussed systemic racism and the need for equity in maternal a ...
MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s an enzyme (protein) that helps your body break down and use folate. One MTHFR variant ...