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Living with Spina Bifida: A Public Health Challeng

Living with Spina Bifida: A Public Health Challenge

Researchers at CDC are working on a series of projects to improve the quality of life and encourage full participation at every age for those living with spina bifida.

Managing Care

Spina Bifida UTI Fact Sheet - English

UTI Fact Sheet (English) | (Spanish)

What parents should know: urinary tract infections in young children with spina bifida.

Folic Acid

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Folic Acid

Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine. CDC has materials for women, health care providers, and others on the benefits of folic acid.

External Resources

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Spina Bifida Fact Sheets

The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) offers a series of fact sheets and publications, including information on living with spina bifida, treatments, and emotional issues.

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Hydrocephalus Publications

The Hydrocephalus Association offers information, resources, and research on hydrocephalus, or extra fluid in and around the brain.