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Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Sickle cell disease is a condition in which the red blood cells in your body are stiff and shaped like a letter C. Red blood cells need to be rou ...
Fewer toxins, healthier babies

Fewer toxins, healthier babies

by Kyra Naumoff Shields, PhD How can chemicals in the environment harm your baby’s developing brain? Most of us aren’t aware that in the U. ...
Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

After months of anticipation, just the thought of losing your baby is heartbreaking. But, sadly, it can happen. Each September, March of Dimes ...
Vaccines keep us healthy

Vaccines keep us healthy

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. During this time, we highlight why vaccines are so important to our health and wellbeing, and ho ...
Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

It’s summer cookout season! You’ve probably looked forward to eating your favorite summer foods—like grilled meats, hot dogs and potato salad—all ...
Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Do you know if you’re immune to chickenpox? Chickenpox is an infection that spreads easily. It can cause itchy skin, rash and fever. If you’re ...
Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Each year, International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in mid-June. This year, it’s from June 14-20. The goal is to increase awareness about me ...
Never heard of CMV? You’re not alone

Never heard of CMV? You’re not alone

Cytomegalovirus (also called CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages. In fact, more than half of adults in the United States becom ...
It’s never too late to quit smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day! This annual celebration raises awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco leaves are used to make produc ...
High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is too high. If not treated, it ...