Search Tag: birth defects

Cardiology Management

Heart Disease Detection before Birth Much Lower in Poor Communities

2015 06 May

According to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego, parents-to-be living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease before birth as compared to those living in more affluent or urban communities. Ultrasound technology has enabled the detection of birth defects... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Prescription Painkillers Double Birth Defects Risk

2015 29 Jan

According to a new analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more than one-fourth of privately insured and one-third of Medicaid enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for narcotic painkillers between 2008-2012. Prescription narcotic painkillers such as... Read more


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