Chicago teen receives rare heart-lung transplant

Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby.
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A new study in theAmerican Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology reports that gestational diabetes may increase the risk of heart disease in babies.Medical Xpress
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This is excerpted from TIME How Dogs Think: Inside the Canine Mind, now available at retailers and on Amazon. You speak dog better than you think you do. You may not be fluent; that would require actually being a dog. But if you went to live in a dogs-only world, you’d be pretty good at understanding what they’re saying. You can tell a nervous yip from a menacing growl, a bark that says hello from a bark that says get lost. You can read the body language that says happy, that says sad, that says tired, that says scared, that says Please, please, please play with me right now! Think that’s not a big deal?...
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Florida Hospital's campus in the Disney-created Celebration community today broke ground on a new $88 million, five-story patient tower that's expected to open by early 2020. The 174,224-square foot expansion at Florida Hospital Celebration Health will include an expanded mother-baby unit and a progressive care unit, which is a "step down" from the intensive care unit. The new tower also will house expanded cardiac services, along with open-heart procedures at the 237- bed Celebration Health for…
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“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young classic encourages. Children are impressionable, like sponges that soak up whatever liquid they are immersed in. Some parents say they’d rather have their teens drink at home than elsewhere, where they’re in danger of driving impaired. Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one. “Parental attitudes favor...
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(American Physiological Society) Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the protein's function in fetal cells may improve early detection of disease in children. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Cell Physiology.
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(Children's Hospital Colorado) Mayo Clinic and Children's Colorado are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. The collaboration includes collecting cord blood to be stored at Mayo Clinic. When heart surgery is performed, Children's Colorado surgeons will inject the baby's own stem cells back into the heart muscle to make it stronger.
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I've not blogged in a very long time.  But it does seems to be TIME to pick the pen back up.Twenty years ago, executives running my hometown hospital (Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, North Carolina) fired me just two weeks after I answered the call of a terrified charge nurse and intervened in a " bad-baby " case being managed by a Cone-Healthcare-employed Family Practitioner.  After I stabilized the baby and shipped her to North Carolina Baptist/Brenner Children's Hospital, the doctor I " rescued " trashed me to the baby's parents - falsely alleging that I had somehow caused her harm - when, i...
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Among liveborn infants of mothers with type 1 diabetes, increasingly worse glycemic control in the periconceptional period was associated with progressively increased risk of major cardiac defects.Medscape Medical News
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[SudaNow] For a baby to be born with a deformed, missing or abnormal limb, that is not news. But the news is when a baby is born with its heart outside the chest.
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