Birth Defect

5 Ways to Reduce Birth Defects

January 31, 2019 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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There is no way to prevent all birth defects, but if you try these healthy tips before and during pregnancy you can reduce your risk: Folic Acid: Be sure to take 400mcg of Folic acid everyday. Folic acid is important for healthy spine and brain development in baby. Take a vitamin that has 100% Folic acid and eat fortified foods. Up-to-date vaccines and

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Fireplace Safety

December 30, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Everyone enjoys gathering around the fireplace especially during the holidays. While you’re keeping yourself jolly and warm, remember these fireplace safety tips: Keep a window cracked Use dry or well-aged wood. Dry wood burns with less smoke and burns more easily Have the chimney checked annually by a professional Make sure the area around the

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Importance of Family Routines

November 30, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Family routines keep your household organized and running smoothly.  It’s important to have routines that are flexible yet consistent and predictable.  Try the following tips to ensure a more successful day for you and your children. Morning: Put as many things in order the night before Keep wake- up routines positive Make sure your child

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