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For the Modern AZ Mom

By | February 28th, 2012|Prevention|

Please join us in encouraging pregnant women and new moms to sign up for Text4baby.  Text4baby is a program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them give their babies the best possible start in life. Text4baby is the country’s first free, health education program [...]

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Folic Acid Outreach

By | August 30th, 2010|Prevention|

Each year in the U.S., 2,500 babies are born with neural tube defects (NTDs). These include such conditions as spina bifida and anencephaly, which can lead to paralysis or even early childhood death.  Many of these birth defects can be avoided by simply remembering to take a multivitamin every day.  A daily dose of 400 [...]

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