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New Heart Screening Recommendations for People Age 12-25

In a joint scientific statement released last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommended that healthcare professionals include a 14-point checklist when screening young people aged 12-25 for congenital and genetic heart defects. The … Continue reading

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ACHA National Conference, September 5-7, 2014

The 2014 Adult Congenital Heart Association’s (ACHA) 7th National Conference, Translating Quality of Care into Quality of Life, offers the unique opportunity to unite the adult congenital heart community – patients, family members, researchers, and healthcare providers – in one … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools & New Website

The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement – Got Transition recently released The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (2.0), which define components of transition support and are based on the clinical report, “Supporting the Health Care Transition from … Continue reading

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Nick’s Wedding Pictures

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CDC Launches New Website on CHD

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new Website on congenital heart defects (CHD). The new site provides information and resources for individuals, families, health professionals and others about CHD basics, screening, research and tracking, data … Continue reading

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Nick made the Emory Magazine

       

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Celebrating 23 years with a Heart Transplant

Nick celebrated his 23th year with a heart transplant this week. He says the longest living made it 31 years and died of old age. He wants to surpass that and more. I want that also. Thanks everyone for the prayers … Continue reading

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Wedding Showers

Nick and Lacey had their first wedding shower last Sunday. It was wonderful. Ginger, Carole and Chrissy did a wonderful job and everyone seemed to have a great time. I know Lacey was tickled over her gifts. A bride always … Continue reading

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Zach’s Surgery

Zach had a mole removed from the back of his neck a month ago. It came back a malignant melanoma.  He had to have surgery to remove two inches in each direction around the site and take out some lymph … Continue reading

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Nick’s Check Up

Nick had his annual check up recently. This was the first visit he has made a trip to Atlanta to the doctor without me. Lacey went with him. How can I say it, yes it was nice not to get out of bed … Continue reading

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