Tag Archives: Heart

World Birth Defects Day: Joining Together Across the Globe for Birth Defects Awareness

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Worldwide, approximately 1 in 100 babies are born every year with a major heart defect, while every 1 in 300 births result in a severe heart defect. For the second consecutive year, Congenital … Continue reading

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Symposium – Congenital Heart Disease

June 26-27, 2015 (Orlando, FL) In this one-of-a kind national congenital heart disease (CHD) Symposium, parents, caregivers and family members will learn the latest information on caring for their CHD child and new medical treatments to help them as they … Continue reading

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New Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets for Families

Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the Catalyst Center, these four fact sheets highlight provisions of the Affordable Care Act which benefit children and youth with special health care needs. Each fact sheet is written in … Continue reading

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Good Report

Nick had an Emory visit Wednesday. He got a great report. Refraction level of a 65. Which is normal. That is how well the heart pumps blood out. You don’t want a 100. The doctor said he looked great but seem disappointed when he … Continue reading

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Things to Do for Your Heart

1. Eat well-low salt, low fat 2. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day 3. Smile–happy people live longer 4. Do something for someone else 5. Take meds on time and as instructed 6. Keep doctors’ appointments 7. If you’ve … Continue reading

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