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Folic Acid Awareness Week

By | January 9th, 2012|Prevention|

This week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week and a great time to start taking a multivitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.   So, whether or not you’re planning to have a baby this year, you can start the New Year with healthy habits that will help give a baby a healthy start [...]

Top 10 Public Health Accomplishments 2000 – 2010

By | June 6th, 2011|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

The major public health achievements of the first 10 years of the 21st century included improvements in vaccine preventable and infectious diseases, reductions in deaths from certain chronic diseases, declines in deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes, and more, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 10 domestic [...]

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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