Spina Bifida

While Andrea was caring for her newborn daughter who was born with spina bifida, she was shocked to learn that Olivia was actually one of several cases of babies born with severe birth defects in her area of rural Washington. The Centers for Disease...

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears explains that spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. Learn what causes this potentially deadly condition, and what pregnant women can do to reduce the risk.

The Doctors weigh in on a mysterious surge of severe birth defects in rural Washington. Then, see four surprisingly nutritious produce parts you should stop tossing — and start eating! Plus, find out what a man’s pet might reveal about his personality!

The Doctors weigh in on a mysterious surge of severe birth defects in rural Washington. Then, four surprisingly nutritious produce parts you should stop tossing — and start eating! Plus, find out what a man’s pet might reveal about his personality!

Justin and Clare found out their unborn child had a condition called spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal column and backbone do not close before birth. To give her unborn child a better chance at normal development, Clare elected to...