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Health Alert: What You Can Do To Prevent Birth Defects
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 18, 2013 @ 7:19PM
Created on January 18, 2013 @ 6:21PM
United Hospital Center's Doctor Matt Dunham joined 5 News for our Health Alert segment to continue our series on birth defects, as January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Not all birth defects can be prevented but a woman can increase her chance of having a healthy baby. 
On this segment we will discuss:
  • How common are birth defects?
  • Two weeks ago we talked about why women should take folic acid during their teens and throughout their life. Remind us again why that's so important.
  • Birth defects are often diagnosed after the baby leaves the hospital. Why?
  • On the other hand can you explain how some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth?
  • Birth defects are often linked with genetics but there are other factors that can lead to birth defects. What are they?

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