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ADHD

Pay Attention to ADHD (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is most commonly diagnosed in children. This podcast discusses the signs for ADHD, and encourages seeking treatment from a health care provider. Created: 11/25/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 11/25/2010.

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Pay Attention to ADHD (A Cup of Health with CDC) 
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Maintaining focus and staying on-task is sometimes difficult for all of us, but for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, completing the simplest of chores can be a major ordeal. In this podcast, Susanna Visser discusses the symptoms of and treatment for ADHD. Created: 11/25/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 11/25/2010.

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Birth Defects

Good Medicine Can Be Bad for Baby
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Some medicines that are used to treat a woman’s medical conditions can have adverse effects on her unborn child. In this podcast Dr. Cheryl Broussard discusses the potential link between birth defects and women taking medications during pregnancy. Created: 1/14/2011 by MMWR. Date Released: 1/14/2011. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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If You’re Pregnant, Don’t Smoke
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This podcast describes the dangers of smoking during pregnancy for the woman and her unborn baby, and offers information about how to get help to quit smoking for good. Created: 12/14/2007 by National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/24/2008.

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Ten Tips to Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
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This podcast gives 10 tips for preventing infections during pregnancy. Created: 12/14/2007 by National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/10/2008.

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You CAN Help Prevent Birth Defects (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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To reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida or anencephaly, women of reproductive age should consume at least 400 ìg of synthetic folic acid daily by eating one serving of fortified breakfast cereal or taking a supplement. In addition, women should eat foods rich in naturally occurring folate such as orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe, asparagus, broccoli, cooked dry peas and beans, and dark green, leafy vegetables. Created: 10/26/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/26/2007.

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You CAN Help Prevent Birth Defects (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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To reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida or anencephaly, women of reproductive age should consume at least 400 ìg of synthetic folic acid daily by eating one serving of fortified breakfast cereal or taking a supplement. In addition, women should eat foods rich in naturally occurring folate such as orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe, asparagus, broccoli, cooked dry peas and beans, and dark green, leafy vegetables. Created: 10/26/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/26/2007.

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Cerebral Palsy

Learn More About Cerebral Palsy
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This podcast describes the causes, preventions, types, and signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy. Created: 3/30/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities . Date Released: 3/21/2008.

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Child Development

Baby Steps: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
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CDC recognized the impact of developmental disabilities and invested in a campaign to help parents measure their children's progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak, and act. . Created: 9/22/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team. Date Released: 9/23/2008.

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Positive Parenting Tips: Early and Middle Adolescence
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This podcast offers positive tips as your child goes through adolescence. Created: 8/6/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team. Date Released: 8/26/2008.

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Positive Parenting Tips: Middle Childhood
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This podcast offers positive tips as your child goes through middle childhood. Created: 8/6/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team. Date Released: 8/21/2008.

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Positive Parenting Tips: Preschoolers
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This podcast offers positive ways to help the development of your preschooler. Created: 8/6/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team. Date Released: 8/15/2008.

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Positive Parenting Tips: Babies
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This podcast offers positive ways to help the development of your baby. Created: 8/6/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team. Date Released: 8/7/2008.

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Disability and Health

Take Care of Yourself After an Amputation or Other Surgery
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This podcast provides health information for amputees on how to take care of yourself after an amputation or other surgery. Created: 2/18/2010 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disability, Disability and Health Program. Date Released: 2/18/2010.

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Take Care of Yourself After an Amputation or Other Surgery
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This podcast provides health information for amputees on how to take care of yourself after an amputation or other surgery. Created: 2/18/2010 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disability, Disability and Health Program. Date Released: 2/18/2010.

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Oye, oye (Hear Ye, Hear Ye)
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Todos los años nacen más de 12,000 bebés con pérdida auditiva, también conocida como sordera parcial. Este podcast aborda la importancia de la detección temprana de pérdida auditiva para evitar retrasos en el desarrollo del habla, el lenguaje y las destrezas sociales. Created: 3/4/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 4/7/2011.



 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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Unlike many birth defects, hearing loss is not easily recognized. If left undetected, it can lead to serious problems, such as delays in social skills and speech and language development. In this podcast, Marcus Gaffney discusses the importance of screening newborns for hearing loss. Created: 3/4/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 3/4/2010.



 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Each year, more than 12,000 babies are born with hearing loss. This podcast discusses the importance of early detection for hearing loss to prevent delays in social skills and speech and language development. Created: 3/4/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 3/4/2010.



 

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Can Your Baby Hear?
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This podcast discusses how important it is that every child receives a hearing screening as soon as possible after birth. It also gives specific ways that parents and health providers can find out if a child has a possible hearing loss and where to get further information. (Created 6/5/2007 by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, NCBDDD). Created: 6/15/2007 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities . Date Released: 6/25/2007.



 

FASD

Avoiding Alcohol During Pregnancy (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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If you’re pregnant or might get pregnant, you can begin taking care of your child long before birth. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can have permanent negative health effects on your developing child. In this podcast, Claire Marchetta discusses the importance of avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy. Created: 7/26/2012 by MMWR. Date Released: 7/26/2012.

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Avoiding Alcohol During Pregnancy (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can have permanent negative health effects on your developing baby. This podcast discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Created: 7/26/2012 by MMWR. Date Released: 7/26/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.

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The Story of Iyal
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In this podcast, a mother tells her compelling story about a family living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Created: 8/24/2009 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 8/24/2009.

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Don’t Drink and Deliver (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy play a key role in the ultimate outcome of a pregnancy; one of the greatest dangers to an unborn child is alcohol. In this podcast, Dr. Clark Denny discusses the importance of women abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy. Created: 5/22/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 5/28/2009.

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Don’t Drink and Deliver (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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One of the greatest potential dangers to an unborn child is alcohol. This podcast discusses the importance of women abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy. Created: 5/22/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 5/28/2009.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix
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This podcast discusses the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Created: 5/18/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing. Date Released: 5/18/2009.

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Put Down That Drink if You Are Pregnant (or Trying to Be)!
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This podcast discusses the danger of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Created: 12/14/2007 by National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/17/2008. Series Name: You CAN Help Prevent Birth Defects.

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Folic Acid

Fill Up with Folic Acid (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Neural tube defects can result in a lifetime of health problems or even death. This podcast discusses how the lack of folic acid before and during the first few weeks of pregnancy is one of the leading causes of neural tube defects and encourages pregnant women to get enough folic acid in their diets. Created: 9/2/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 9/2/2010.

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Fill Up with Folic Acid (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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Neural tube defects are serious birth defects that affect the development of the brain or spine. These conditions can result in a lifetime of health problems or even death. One of the leading causes of neural tube defects is a lack of folic acid before and during the first few weeks of pregnancy. In this podcast, Alina Flores discusses the importance of folic acid in preventing these birth defects. Created: 9/2/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 9/2/2010.

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Folic Acid: Helping to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy
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Women should take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during early pregnancy to help prevent certain birth defects. . Created: 12/14/2007 by National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/3/2008.

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H1N1

Antiviral Medications for Treatment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza and Pregnancy
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This podcast features CDC's Dr. Sonja Rasmussen discussing the latest guidelines related to antiviral medications for treatment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza. Excerpt from a CDC-Medscape video series for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Created: 11/9/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM); National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/21/2010.

 

2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine and Pregnancy
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This podcast features CDC's Dr. Sonja Rasmussen discussing latest guidelines related to H1N1 influenza, vaccine, and pregnancy. Excerpt from a CDC-Medscape video series for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Created: 12/7/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM); National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 1/21/2010.

 

H1N1 & Children Podcast
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Parents of Children with High-Risk Medical Conditions
(Published: December 7, 2009)

 

Hearing Loss

Better Speech and Hearing (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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Hearing loss is the number one birth defect in America, affecting approximately 12,000 newborns every year. John Eichwald discusses the importance of early intervention in newborns. Created: 5/15/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 5/21/2009.

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Pregnancy

Have a Healthy Pregnancy
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This podcast lists 10 things you can do to help prevent infection during pregnancy and keep your unborn baby safe. Created: 9/21/2009 by National Center For Birth Defects and Develeopmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Date Released: 9/21/2009.

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Staying Healthy When a Baby's on the Way (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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CMV, the abbreviation for cytomegalovirus, is an infection that can cause serious birth defects in unborn babies. This podcast discusses the ways pregnant women can prevent CMV infection by practicing common hygiene, which includes careful hand washing and avoiding contact with saliva and other fluids from young children. Created: 1/25/2008 by MMWR. Date Released: 1/31/2008.

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Staying Healthy When a Baby's on the Way (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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CMV, the abbreviation for cytomegalovirus, is an infection that can cause serious birth defects in unborn babies. In this broadcast, Dr. Michael Cannon discusses the ways pregnant women can prevent CMV infection by practicing common hygiene, which includes careful hand washing and avoiding contact with saliva and other fluids from young children. Created: 1/25/2008 by MMWR. Date Released: 1/31/2008.

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Sickle Cell Disease

A Century of Sickle Cell (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects more than 100,000 persons (more prevalent in blacks, Hispanics, and some Asian Americans) in the United States. This podcast discusses treatment options for sickle cell disease. Created: 9/16/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 9/16/2010.

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A Century of Sickle Cell
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TNearly 100 years ago, the first case of what became known as sickle cell disease was documented. It’s an inherited blood disorder that affects more than 100,000 persons in the United States. The disease is more prevalent in blacks, Hispanics, and some Asian Americans. In this podcast, Melissa Creary discusses sickle cell disease. Created: 9/16/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 9/16/2010. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC. Created: 9/10/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders. Date Released: 9/15/2008.

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Sickle Cell Disease: What You Should Know
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This podcast is for a general audience and gives information about sickle cell disease. Created: 9/10/2008 by National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders. Date Released: 9/15/2008.

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Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome (A Minute of Health with CDC)
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Tourette Syndrome is a neurologic disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by involuntary, repetitive tics or twitches and random vocalizations. This broadcast discusses how Tourette Syndrome can be effectively treated and managed. Created: 6/4/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 6/4/2009.

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Tourette Syndrome (A Cup of Health with CDC)
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Does your child have a persistent twitch or make sudden vocal outbursts? They could be symptoms of a condition known as Tourette Syndrome, a neurologic disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by involuntary, repetitive tics or twitches and random vocalizations. Dr. Rebecca Bitsko discusses Tourette Syndrome in this podcast. Created: 6/4/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 6/4/2009.

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