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5 Steps Men Can Take to Get Healthy Before Conception

5 Steps Men Can Take to Get Healthy Before Conception

June is Men’s Health Month, but making changes to improve your health can be something you can do at any point during the year. Preconception ...
High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

According to the latest data, about 116 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure (also called hypetension). That’s nearly hal ...
What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this time, we celebrate the culture, achievements and contributions ...
Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

A teratogen is something that can cause a birth defect or increase the risk of a baby having a birth defects. Certain medicines are teratogens be ...
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, stay away from alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can ...
Men’s Health Week 2020

Men’s Health Week 2020

Did you know that Men’s Health Week is observed each year the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year it’ll take place from June 15-21. It’s a ...
Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

During pregnancy your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. That’s why it’s important that you stay away from harmful substances, like alco ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

By Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia   Carly called and I could hear the stress in her voice immediately. She had been s ...