Posts Tagged ‘Birth Defects Prevention Month’

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

Dr. Russell Kirby tracks neonatal abstinence syndrome in the opioid epidemic

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month An increasing number of infants are being born with a syndrome resulting from exposure to opioids while in the womb, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Russell Kirby. However, he says tracking it has become a new challenge. Infants born to mothers who used opioids or […]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, highlighting the latest […]