January 5-11 is Folic Acid Awareness Week

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Folic Acid Awareness Week – 2014

January 5 through 11th is National Folic Acid Awareness Week. Adequate folic acid intake is important for the prevention of birth defects.

Messages that NCFA wants all women of childbearing age to know:
  • Women can get the recommended 400 mcg of folic acid by taking a daily multivitamin or by eating fortified foods. Check the label More >

4 Ways to Childproof Your Home for the Holidays

4 Ways to Childproof Your Home for the Holidays

A trimmed tree, presents and more are a part of the holidays, but they can all pose a safety risk to your child. Here’s how to childproof 4 areas of your holiday home.

By Patty Onderko   © Getty

There is nothing like a trip to the ER to put a damper on your holiday festivities. Garry Gardner, M.D., chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, tells how to childproof the season, one area at a time:

The Tree: Christmas trees are a tip-over risk, so either More >

Must Know Winter Health and Safety Tips

Must-Know Winter Health & Safety Tips

Your biggest cold-weather questions answered, with advice on winter sports, skin care, the best cold-weather wardrobe, and more.

By Deborah Skolnik       Winter fun is beckoning, but keeping kids healthy, warm, and entertained can be trickier than putting snow boots on a squirrel. Little guys will head straight into a blizzard in their underwear if they can; big ones may need the Wiimote pried away. Here’s how to make sure everyone gets out there and has a great time, safely.

Can They… Go Outside?

Windy days can feel much colder than the actual temperature. When deciding how More >