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World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a mechanical heart valve to include a smaller size for use in newborns.
Heart Screening May Save Infants' Lives
Newborn testing for critical congenital heart disease may save lives, according to a new study.
Heart Health and Your Child
Many children in the United States may not be meeting ideal heart health goals defined by the American Heart Association, according to a new scientific statement.
Keeping an Eye on Infant Eye Disease
For babies at risk of blindness, one common treatment may do more harm than good.
ADHD Rx Appeared Safe for Kids with Congenital Heart Disease
Kids with congenital heart disease often are at risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But whether ADHD medications can be safely given to this population has been a big concern for parents and doctors alike.
What Vitamin D May Do for Kids' Health
Parents try to do everything they can to keep their kiddos healthy and happy, which can also set kids up to be healthy adults. This principle may also apply to making sure kids get the right amount of vitamin D.
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
How Caffeine Differs in the Sexes
When caffeine hits the body, blood pressure increases and heart rate decreases, past research has found. But the effects differ in males and females.
Addressing Children's Radiation Exposure
For children with heart disease, exams using radiation allow doctors to see images of their hearts. But for some children, this exposure to radiation also might pose a risk for cancer later in life.