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Stay up to date on CHD Awareness articles, CHD research projects, Pulse Ox and teen screening and more by visiting the News link.  If you're interested in participating in our annual fundraiser, picnic and photo calendar, please visit the Events link.

Alerts

Drug Watch  
Friday, March 06, 2015
Washington Mom Sues Over Daughter’s Heart Defect 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wellbutrin Linked to Serious Heart Problems  
Thursday, April 21, 2011
"Researchers found that more than 12,700 infants born from 1997 to 2004 in the United States whose mothers were taking Wellbutrin during the pregnancy, had more than double the risk of a heart defect known as left outflow defects."

Awareness

Cora age 9 bringing awareness to #1 birth defect 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
NY 12-Year old member brings awareness to CHD 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Jennifer Reilly is an honor student who, in addition to figure skating, likes to play the piano. She doesn’t let her congenital heart defect slow her down. “I like science,” she told Adams. “I want to be a doctor.”
Awareness article with Dr. Naomi Gauthier 
Monday, February 03, 2014
"Now, every baby who needs a repair has one, and they are growing up and doing wonderfully," Gauthier said. "We follow them and it's an amazing tale of optimism."

CHD Survivor News

Player with CHD returns to Baseball after open heart surgery 
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ten year old CHD Survivor Little League All-Star baseball Star 
Thursday, July 18, 2013
5 Questions: Robby Benson shares lessons from heart surgeries 
Saturday, October 27, 2012
CHD survivor actor Robby Benson sharies his lessons from open heart surgeries.

Features

Improving Outcomes and Quality Through Transparency: The Parent Perspective | Expert Analysis  
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Rankings 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
New App Aims For Rapid Interventions and Reduced Mortality for Infants With Heart Defects 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
"The tablet-based app, called CHAMP (Cardiac High-Acuity Monitoring Program), is a more automated, accurate and simplified way for physicians to monitor high-risk, single ventricle heart defect patients at home in real-time."

Research

Researcers Find 22q to be as common as Down Syndrome 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
CDC - A Closer Look at the Link Between Specific SSRIs and Birth Defects 
Saturday, July 18, 2015
A reinforced cylinder leads to fewer repeat surgeries 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
"In this important study use of a ring-reinforced shunt improved surgical outcomes in children born with a serious heart defect: hypoplastic left heart syndrome."

Screening

Washington newborns will be screened for CHDs 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Arab Times - Early Detection Critical for Babies with CHD 
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
All New Mexico Hospital implementing newborn screening 
Monday, July 28, 2014

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