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Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

Penn study shows how blood flow shapes developing heart valves into mature valve leaflets

Penn study shows how blood flow shapes developing heart valves into mature valve leaflets

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Employer-sponsored health plans spend $6 billion extra on preterm infants, study shows

Employer-sponsored health plans spend $6 billion extra on preterm infants, study shows

Researchers identify new in-utero treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse models

Researchers identify new in-utero treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse models

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects

Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes birth defects in 5% of babies, study finds

Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes birth defects in 5% of babies, study finds

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

New position paper provides guidance on radiation safety for children with CAHD

New position paper provides guidance on radiation safety for children with CAHD

Pediatric cardiology expert advises pregnant women to ask three questions about fetal ultrasounds

Pediatric cardiology expert advises pregnant women to ask three questions about fetal ultrasounds