Smoking While Pregnant: Hearing Loss for Teens?

There’s yet another important reason to not smoke while you’re pregnant. Women who smoke during pregnancy may contribute to their child’s hearing loss years later, a new study finds. Erika Woodson, MD, did not take part in the study but treats hearing loss at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Woodson says of the study’s findings of hearing … Read More

New Test Better at Finding Birth Defects

A new tool may be better at deciphering early problems in a fetus than traditional tests. Most pregnant women have an ultrasound to identify potential birth defects. But advanced age, an abnormal result on a Down’s syndrome screening or an abnormality on the ultrasound itself will typically prompt more testing. In these cases, a traditional … Read More

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