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Majority of birth defects have unknown etiology

Majority of birth defects have unknown etiology

About 80% of birth defects between 2005 and 2009 have an unknown etiology.

Too much or too little gestational weight gain increases risk of adverse outcomes

Gestational weight gain greater than or less than guideline recommendations is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes.

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Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect

Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect

Developmental trauma disorder, not yet officially recognized, results from child maltreatment and has many neurobiologic consequences.

Interventions in childhood obesity

Interventions in childhood obesity

Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.

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