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Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community.
Initiative Could Decrease the Rate of Neural Tube Defects Among Hispanic Women WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health.
NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has announced the inclusion of Users First as a new program that advocates for improved access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering wheelchair users, clinicians, and providers.
The law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of Oklahoma defective drug attorneys, hereby announces that the firm is reviewing claims free of charge regarding Depakote birth defects along with a full Depakote resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com.
NEW YORK, April 21, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has released a report compiling answers to 20 common questions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or health care reform law, that have been posed by its members and others within the disability community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) United Spinal developed the report to assist readers to better appreciate the structure and benefits of health care reform and what lies ahead.
NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association applauds President Obama for his fiscal policy remarks addressing the needs of our community and all people with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) United Spinal, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders nationwide, supports the President's commitment to protecting Medicare, Medicaid and...
Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote are being found to possibly cause birth defects according to recent studies.
Researchers at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, have uncovered that exposure to Valproic acid in fetuses can lead to severe birth defects. Valproic acid is a common ingredient in anticonvulsant drugs such as Depakote.
NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment as the gateway to empowerment and independence. The Summit, co-hosted by Temple University, will feature a panel of national leading experts discussing programs and policies that will lead to new employment opportunities for people with disabilities and veterans.
NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), two leading nonprofits with more than 125 years of combined service to the disability community, have recently announced their intended merger unifying resources to become the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) nationwide. The combined organization will significantly...