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Prevention of anemia includes:
- Test your stool for blood:
- Use a home fecal occult blood test
- Contact your doctor if the stool is positive for blood.
- For women who have heavy menstrual bleeding:
- Ask your doctor if you should take iron supplements.
- Pregnant women should take vitamin B supplements.
- Do not give cow's milk to an infant:
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