Monthly Archives: September 2013

Infectious Endocarditis Risk ID’d in Congenital Heart Disease

This just proves once again Nick is weird. From: DoctorsLounge.com For children with congenital heart disease (CHD), the risk of infectious endocarditis is 6.1 per 1,000 children, and predictors include cyanotic CHD, endocardial cushion defects, and left-sided lesions, according to … Continue reading

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Congenital Heart Defect Advances Webinar Series: From Screens to Teens and Beyond

The American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to announce a new Webinar series—Congenital Heart Defect Advances: From Screens to Teens and Beyond. The three-part series covers advances in both the science and care management of young patients with a congenital … Continue reading

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Congenital Heart Defect Advances Webinar series: From Screens to Teens and Beyond

The American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to announce a new Webinar series—Congenital Heart Defect Advances: From Screens to Teens and Beyond. The 3-part series covers advances in both the science and care management of young patients with a congenital … Continue reading

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Premature Birth May Affect Heart Function in Adulthood

 A new study published in the journal Circulation found that young adults who were born prematurely had smaller and heavier right ventricles, with thicker walls and lower pumping capacity, compared with adults who were full-term. Researchers in the UK examined … Continue reading

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Patients with Chronic Conditions Face More Health Challenges

Data from the 2009 Kids’ Inpatient Database including more than 3.4 million children and teens revealed that nearly a quarter of those treated for trauma had pre-existing chronic problems. These pediatric trauma patients had increased mortality rates, lengthier hospital stays … Continue reading

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Insights from Parents about Caring for a Child with Birth Defects

 Parents of children who have birth defects face a number of unique challenges to make life better for their kids. These challenges include communication with healthcare professionals, quality of life issues, creating awareness and advocating for research and funding, finding … Continue reading

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Their First Auburn Game

War Eagle!

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High School Promotes CHD Awareness

  When the lights come on at Many Tiger Stadium, Many, LA, on Sept. 27, 2013, more than just a football game will be happening. Although the Tigers are aiming to defeat Booker T. Washington, they have another goal in mind … Continue reading

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Health Reform Implementation – Resources for Pediatricians

Since it took effect in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made important changes to the way health care coverage works for children and families. Starting October 1, 2013, people can compare insurance options in state marketplaces. The American Academy … Continue reading

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