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Zika in the US: What It Means for Babies
Pregnant women in the United States may face a higher risk for Zika virus than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Zika and Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported some preliminary numbers detailing the effects of Zika virus on birth defects in the United States.
Tdap During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Despite some past concerns, a new study found that getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was not tied to an increased risk for microcephaly or structural birth defects.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
A Vaccine for Two During Pregnancy
Vaccines are designed to protect against disease, but babies cannot get most vaccines until they're two months old, leaving them vulnerable. A vaccine during pregnancy may help.
Flu While Pregnant Might Affect Baby's Mental Health
Previous research established a link between prenatal exposure to infection and later schizophrenia. New research aimed to see if this same link was present for bipolar disorder.
What Women Need to Know About Bladder Control
Involuntary loss of urine can be embarrassing and a bit frustrating. Luckily, we have some information about the condition, possible causes and treatments.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
Foods that Boost Brain Power
A few changes to your diet may give your brain a boost! 
Surprising Side Effects of OTC Meds
If you are using over-the-counter medications, stay aware of these fifteen common side effects.