SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Folate is essential for healthy cell growth and development. Thus, it is especially important that women of childbearing age get sufficient amounts of this B vitamin. Inadequate folate intake increases the risk of “neural tube birth defects,” which involve the brain,...

A MATTER OF TIMING

While previous research has shown that early puberty in women is a risk factor for heart disease and type-2 diabetes, more recent research confirms these findings and also links the timing of puberty with other health conditions. According to the largest study of its...

DISPELLING FLU SHOT CONCERNS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all pregnant women get a seasonal flu shot because they are more likely than their non-pregnant peers to experience a severe case of the flu or have complications (such as pneumonia). Contracting...