Zika History and Current Spread
The Zika virus was first identified in 1947 by scientists who were researching yellow fever in Uganda. They placed a caged rhesus macaque in the Zika forest. After it became sick with a fever, the… [read]
The CDC reports a frightening birth defect, gastroschisis, is on the rise both worldwide and in the United States. Its cause is unknown.
What is Gastroschisis?
Gastroschisis is birth defect that occurs when the muscles of the abdominal wall fail… [read]
Birth defects are some of the most puzzling health conditions that plague our modern society. In fact, experts can’t pinpoint the cause of nearly 50% of these congenital disorders.
That might seem terrifying to an expectant mother, but we need… [read]