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  • Recognizing Domestic Violence

    Recognizing Domestic Violence Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date, or elderly relative through fear and intimidation. It can involve emotional, sexual, and p...

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome What is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)? An infant born to a mother who drinks alcohol during pregnancy can have problems included in a group of disorders called fetal alcohol spe...

  • Illegal Drug Use and Pregnancy

    Illegal Drug Use and Pregnancy The risks involved with illegal drug use during pregnancy The effects of illegal drugs, such as cocaine, can be devastating on a fetus. Unfortunately, many women of chi...

  • Pregnant? Why You Should Know About Lead

    Pregnant? Why You Should Know About Lead Along with a new crib and new toys, many expecting parents get their baby's room ready with a new coat of paint. But before you strip the walls of the old pai...

  • Medications and Pregnancy

    Medications and Pregnancy The risks involved with medication use during pregnancy: When pregnant, a woman should always check with her physician/midwife before taking any prescription or over-the-cou...

  • Smoking and Pregnancy

    Smoking and Pregnancy The risks involved with smoking during pregnancy Although fewer women are smoking during their pregnancy now than ever before, the habit still persists among many women. In addi...

  • Alcohol and Pregnancy

    Alcohol and Pregnancy The risks involved with alcohol use during pregnancy Alcohol consumption by the mother is a leading cause of preventable birth defects in the fetus and is the only known cause o...

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is a term used to describe violence and abuse by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlf...

  • Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic

    Diseases from Your Pets, Both Common and Exotic Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), monkeypox, and a host of diseases can find their way into people from animals. Truth is, almost any critter c...