Monthly Archives: January 2017

Reproductive health for young women with congenital heart defects

Topic #2 of 6: Planning a Healthy Pregnancy (sharable version attached) Women living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) can have healthy pregnancies. Plan ahead and follow these steps. See health care professionals who treat pregnant women with CHDs. You … Continue reading

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CDC: Birth defect-related hospitalization in US cost $23B in 2013

CDC researchers found that the cost of hospitalizations linked to birth defects in the US totaled $22.9 billion or 5.2% of total health care costs in 2013, while representing only 3% of all hospitalizations. The findings were published in the … Continue reading

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Birth Defects

Birth defects are the leading cause of infant death in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 5 infant deaths. In this study, researchers looked at the number of infant deaths related to birth defects per 1,000 live births … Continue reading

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Mended Little Hearts: Rock Your Scar Contest

Get your cameras out because for the fourth year in a row, Mended Little Hearts is hosting its Rock Your Scar (#RockYourScar) photo contest and awareness campaign. For many teens and tweens, it is the very first time they have seen … Continue reading

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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. Become an active participant in National Birth Defects Prevention Month by joining the nationwide effort to … Continue reading

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