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Notice to Readers: Special Mothers' Day Issue of Pediatrics

The May supplement to the journal Pediatrics entitled "Maternal Influences on Child Health: Pre-conception, Prenatal and Early Childhood" focuses on how mothers can influence their children's health before, during, and after pregnancy. Sponsored by CDC, the supplement takes a multidisciplinary approach to improving maternal and child health, highlighting research that relates to obstetrics and pediatrics. Topics include immunization, birth defects, developmental disabilities, reproductive health, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, injury control, chronic disease, nutrition, health education, and psychology.

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