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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 7-14, 2017 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week! Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week promotes awareness about congenital heart defects (CHDs). CHDs are the most common birth defect – affecting nearly one in 100 births every year in the United … 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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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month!

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month! Join us in this nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and their impact!

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New Research: Use of Special Education Services among Children with Congenital Heart Defects

  New CDC study findings in the August 17 issue of Pediatrics show that children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) received special education services more often than children without birth defects. These findings highlight the need for special education services … Continue reading

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National Birth Defects Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month, January 2013

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Good New for Congential Heart Disease

$2 Million Directed to the CDC for Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance     Dear ACHA members and supporters,   Your hard work has paid off! In the budget reconciliation bill, passed by both the House and Senate today, $2 million … Continue reading

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“Mortality Resulting From “Congenital Heart Disease Among Children and Adults in the United States, 1999-2006

About Congenital Heart Defects and This Study Congenital heart defects are conditions present at birth that can affect the way the heart works. They are the most common type of birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000,000 births in the United States … Continue reading

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