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    About Spina Bifida Overview  External Links Disclaimer Logo
    Spina bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect. It affects approximately one out of every 1,000 newborns in the United States.... Details >
    Spina Bifida Association of America
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    The Agent Orange Benefits Act established a benefits package for Vietnam veterans' children who were born with spina bifida, possibly as a result of exposure of one or both parents to herbicides durin... Details >
    Spina Bifida Association of America
    Folic Acid Facts  External Links Disclaimer Logo
    Folic acid is a water soluble B-vitamin that helps build healthy cells. Water soluble means it does not stay in your body for very long, so you need to take it every day to help prevent neural tube de... Details >
    Spina Bifida Association of America
    Spina Bifida  External Links Disclaimer Logo
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    This fact sheet defines spina bifida, an incomplete closure of the spinal column. Its incidence, symptoms, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Educational implications a... Details >
    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Education
    Spina Bifida Fact Sheet
    Spina bifida, which literally means “cleft spine,” is characterized by the incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or meninges (the protective covering around the brain and spinal cord).... Details >
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
    The Folic Acid National Campaign
    The CDC, the March of Dimes, and the National Council on Folic Acid have organized the National Folic Acid Campaign to promote the use of folic acid to prevent the serious birth defects spina bifida a... Details >
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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