heart defects 

Heart Defects in Minority Children Yield Greater Risk of Death, Study Shows

Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers. Credit: Getty Images The results of the study are short and to the point: Black children with heart conditions have more than a 30...Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers.

Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week

It's only fitting that during a week where hearts play a dominant role attention is drawn to problems that can occur to the real thing, so this is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect, af...

Women taking Accutane still getting pregnant despite iPledge

Accutane is a powerful prescription medication used to treat severe acne. Besides clearing your skin, it can also cause profound birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Even small doses taken for short periods can result in damage to an unborn ch...

Children who can't cry, literally

My two year-old son, Devon, does not cry. Honestly. Sure he throws tantrums and bellows like any other two year-old child, but he rarely makes tears. He has made just a few tears, in only the right eye, in all of his 26 months. It is an oddity we not...

Enough flu shots this year?

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 100 million doses of influenza vaccine, the largest number ever shipped, will be available for the U.S. market this flu season. It was noted on MedlinePlus.com that man...


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