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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

Analysis shows better outcome at high volume hospitals 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
US News analysis shows children's lives could be saved by performing more surgeries for CHDs at high volume hospitals
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

Reproductive Health in Young Women with CHD 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Little Hearts member Jennifer in the news 
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Boston Children's Hospital surpasses predicted surgery outcomes for 2015 
Thursday, March 17, 2016

CHD Survivor News

Little Hearts member Declan sharing his uplifting experience  
Friday, April 21, 2017
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.
Tiny Darth Vader leaves hospital 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
"Max was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect that in this case affected the function of his pulmonary valve, which helps the flow of blood through the heart."

Features

Cleveland Clinic Online Health Chats 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute is hosting a free online health chat, Wednesday, July 11 from 12PM-1PM (ET) for a Sports Cardiology informational event. An expert from Cleveland Clinic will be answering questions live during the chat.
Boston Children's Hospital Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium October 20th 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
BCH holding cardiac neurodevelopmental Family Symposium at Boston Children's Hospital October 20th. Interested in attending? Click on their registration form provided on their website (link provided)
US New & World Report 2018-2019 Best Children's Hospitals 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Research

Safeguarding fetal brain health in pregnancies complicated by CHD 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Research by the Developing Brain Research Laboratory at Children's National Health System
How genes and environment interact to raise risk of CHDs 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital
How fever in early pregnancy causes heart, facial birth defects 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Screening

Idaho now requires newborn screening for critical CHDs starting July 1. 
Monday, June 18, 2018
Mandatory Newborn Screening for critical CHDs Saves Lives 
Friday, December 15, 2017
"Infant deaths from critical CHD declined by 33% in U.S. states that implemented mandatory newborn screening."
JAMA Newborn pulse ox screening findings 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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