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Hispanic Women at High Risk for Neural Tube Defects, May Not Have Adequate Dietary Folic Acid

Because folate deficiency in pregnant women has been associated with an increased risk of neural tube defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida, it is recommended that all women take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.  In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required (since 1996) the addition of folic acid to many… Read More »

HHS guidance helps doctors conduct risk assessments

An updated Security Risk Assessment Tool aims to help providers and business associates identify risks to electronic protected heath information. The tool, created by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology and the Office for Civil Rights, is designed for practices with up to 10 providers, along with their business associates,… Read More »