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Posted by: Vidu Garg, MD on Feb 25, 2020

Even with great advances in care, congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. It remains the leading, non-infectious cause of infant deaths.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Understanding Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

Aug 28, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents commonly ask, “Does this put my other kids at higher risk for developing cancer as well?” Most of the time, the answer to this question is “no”. Read More

The Dangers of Pinterest

Jun 30, 2015

I’ll admit I’m no Martha Stewart. But something about Pinterest sucks me in. But as a childhood injury researcher, I have a problem with Pinterest. I see ideas for children that are completely unsafe for them. Read More

SMA Clinical Trial Provides Hope for Families

Jun 17, 2015

Tragically, most children with Type I Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA1) don’t live past their 2nd birthday. I believe the answer for these patients and their families is gene therapy. Read More

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Apr 20, 2015

In our last post on autism, we discussed why the diagnosis of autism has been on the rise over the past twenty years. During that same time period, researchers also began studying vaccines, because the number of children receiving vaccines was increasing. Read More

Cow's Milk Found in Online Breast Milk

Apr 06, 2015

The practice of buying and selling human breast milk over the Internet seems to be growing in popularity. Many parents turn to women who are willing to share extra breast milk. Read More

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A Cure for the #1 Cause of Childhood Death

Feb 04, 2015

Nationwide Insurance started a public conversation on Sunday night about a topic that I have devoted many years to – child injury. Good. Child injuries need attention. We want people talking about them. We want people to prevent them. Read More

Making Connections: Research Deepens Understanding of Motor Neuron Disorders

Nov 17, 2014

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are testing a groundbreaking therapy that could revolutionize the treatment of the largest genetic killer of infants. Read More

Looking for Answers: Rare Diseases and Gene Therapy Research

Oct 06, 2014

For parents and families of children with undiagnosed conditions, the road to diagnosis can be a long and frustrating experience. The Office of Rare Diseases Research at the National Institutes of Health reports that there are approximately 7,000 rare diseases known today, and sometimes a diagnosis Read More