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Announcements: National Birth Defects Prevention Month andFolic Acid Awareness Week - January 2014

prevention  january  awareness  week  national  announcements  birth  defects  month  andfolic  acid 

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CDC

Birth Defects are Costly | CDC Features

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Hospitalization for birth defects costs the U.S. over $2.6 billion annually. This cost is higher when including the financial and emotional impact of living with birth defects.

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CDC

Birth Defects are Common | CDC Features

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Birth defects are common, affecting 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States. Help increase awareness in your community.

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CDC

Birth Defects are Critical | CDC Features

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Birth defects are critical conditions that can cause lifelong challenges. Sometimes they can be life-threatening, causing about 1 in every 5 deaths during the first year of life.

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CDC

Living with a Birth Defect | CDC Features

features  living  CDC  birth  defect  CDC Features  Birth Defects  preventing birth defects  birth defects awareness month  Julie’s story 

January marks National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Each year, about 1 in every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect. Read about one family’s experience with a birth defect, spina bifida.

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CDC

CDC - Features -Birth Defects Findings - NCBDDD

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The journal Pediatrics has published a new CDC article: "Maternal Smoking and Congenital Heart Defects in the Baltimore-Washington Infant Study". You can read the abstract of the article here. Following is a summary of the findings from this article.

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CDC

Key Findings: Use of clomiphene citrate and birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2005

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CDC

Birth Defects - Facts

facts  pregnancy  CDC  birth  defects  Birth Defects  Down Syndrome  heart defects  preconception care  National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities  developmental disabilities 

CDC works to identify causes of birth defects and opportunities to prevent them. By applying a public health approach incorporating three essential elements—surveillance or disease tracking, research to identify causes, and prevention research and programs—we can rapidly translate scientific findings into appropriate public health interventions.

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CDC

Preventing Birth Defects

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CDC works to identify causes of birth defects and opportunities to prevent them. By applying a public health approach incorporating three essential elements—surveillance or disease tracking, research to identify causes, and prevention research and programs—we can rapidly translate scientific findings into appropriate public health interventions.

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NCI

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

cancer  risk  birth  breast  ovarian  cervical  oral  endometrial  liver  contraceptives  OC's  3.13  pill 

A fact sheet about research on the association of oral contraceptive use (birth control pills) with risk of various cancers.

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NCI

Reproductive History and Cancer Risk

cancer  pregnancy  risk  history  birth  breast  ovarian  breastfeeding  endometrial  reproductive  DES  fertility  diethylstillbestrol  3.77  abortion  breast-feeding  miscarriage  preeclampsia  reproduction  IVF 

A fact sheet that describes what is known about the relationship between pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, fertility treatment and the risk of cancer.

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NIEHS

Reproductive Health

health  research  science  pregnancy  environment  disorders  birth  miscarriage  reproductive health  ovaries  infertlity  infertile  uterus  PCOS 

Reproductive health refers to the diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the functioning of the male and female reproductive systems during all stages of life.

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CDC

Cervical Cancer Risk Factors

cancer  HIV  smoking  HPV  birth  cervical  Risk Factors  Birth Control  basic information  HPV vaccine  genital wart 

Almost all cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. There are many types of HPV.

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OWH

Labor and birth

birth  women's health  cérvix  lower back pain  cesarean delivery  Pain Management  labor  cramping  C-Section  nesting  contractions  water breaking  false labor  stages of labor  dilation  crowning  episiotomy  vaginal opening  birth canal  placenta 

Find out how to spot the signs of labor, and get the facts on pain management, stages of labor, cesarean delivery, and more from the Office on Women’s Health.

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