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Health Beat: Spina Bifida

Benita Zahn
Updated: January 16, 2020 12:25 PM
Created: January 08, 2020 03:38 PM

Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect -- meaning it's a birth defect that happens when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. The risk can be reduced. There are some treatments to manage the effects but there is no cure. In some cases, it can be diagnosed years after birth.

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