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How Much Do You Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart abruptly stops functioning. When the heart is no longer pumping blood to the brain and other vital organs, death can occur within minutes. “While not common, sudden cardiac arrest is more devastating in young people,” says William Scott, M.D., Co-Director of The Heart […]

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Be The Match: Q&A From a Stem Cell Donor

Children’s HealthSM will be hosting its 24th annual Be The Match registry drive on Monday, Feb. 16. Joining the Be The Match registry is easy and painless. And when you join the registry, you are one step closer to saving a life. Check out the registry drive times and locations near you. In 2013, we interviewed […]

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Measles Outbreak: The 5 Answers You May Be Looking For

Our expert’s message is simple — parents need to vaccinate their children. “It would be a tragedy if measles once again took a foothold in this country,” –Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Division Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Health. In the first month of this year, more than 100 people have contracted measles, more cases than […]

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Plastic Surgery and Teens: Right, Wrong or Somewhere in Between?

The term “plastic surgery” often brings to mind thoughts of entertainment personalities who have cosmetic surgery to keep a youthful appearance. When thinking of plastic surgery in children we usually think of reconstructive procedures such as cleft lip and palate repair, however cosmetic procedures can sometimes be the right choice for children. Cosmetic surgery procedures […]

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Is the Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women?

With the peak of flu season around the corner, everyone needs a flu shot, especially pregnant women. “The flu shot is absolutely safe for pregnant women,” says Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. “The immunization can be given at any point in pregnancy but should be received before […]

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