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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Women with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1.5 times as likely to deliver early compared to those with the highest levels, the investigators found. That finding held true even after the researchers accounted for other factors linked to preterm birth, such as overweight and obesity, and smoking.

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Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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While heartburn is a common discomfort of pregnancy, there are things you can do to help keep the problem at bay.
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Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Read more...Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests.

Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, the new research reveals.

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Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Read more...It can be frightening for parents and baby when a little one needs a medical test.

The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions to help keep the infant calm:

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When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Read more...Want to keep your little kids active? A new study suggests that mothers may be the key: Preschool children with more active moms appear more likely to be active themselves.

The research doesn't confirm that physical activity in mothers directly affects how much their kids walk or run around. And the findings don't say anything about the role of fathers.

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