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  • Chloe's Law goes into effect in Missouri in 2014
    Chloe's Law goes into effect in Missouri in 2014
    Expecting moms can now have peace after their babies are born thanks to Kelly Manz, who has been advocating to pass Chloe's Law for the last two years. Manz had a smooth delivery, but noticed something was not quite right with her new baby. As...
  • Study shows exercise as effective as sertraline for comorbid chd/depression
    Study shows exercise as effective as sertraline for comorbid chd/depression
    Medline Plus has reported that Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants which are called selective...
  • Poultry dark meat may hold preventive properties against heart disease for women
    Poultry dark meat may benefit women
    If you're a woman and you usually opt for the lower calorie option of white meat in turkey or chicken, the results of a recent study may cause you to re-think your choice. It turns out that the dark meat of poultry holds an amino acid, taurine...
  • From Adversity to empathy
    From adversity to empathy
    Sairah Grace Hodge sings from the heart, and in her case that means a lot. Sairah is a 19-year-old student at Keiser University who is a CHD (congenital heart defect) survivor. Sairah (pronounced SY-RA) was born with transposition of the great...
  • Predicting heart disease and stroke with a mammogram
    Predicting heart disease and stroke with a mammogram
    According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services, coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke are the first and third leading cause of death, respectively in both LA County and the US. Many women undergo a mammogram for the early...
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    Common Birth Defects Part 1
    January is Birth Defect Awareness month and so I’m going to be doing a series on birth defects. Some defects are common and non-life threatening; some are common and very serious; and some are not so common. I will only focus on the more...