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Birdie’s Surprise

Posted on Feb 15, 2022 in General News

Babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are often diagnosed before birth, but for Birdie, the diagnosis didn’t come until shortly after she was born. She and her family were referred to the Center for CDH at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, where babies like Birdie receive the specialized care they need to grow and thrive.

Born with Half a Heart, but Full of Love: Asher Celebrates His First Birthday

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Programs

Baby Asher was born with a rare form of congenital heart disease that required major surgery during his first week of life, and another surgery at 5 months old. Now, he and his family celebrate his first birthday.

Dr. Vyas Kartha Plays a Reassuring Role

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 in Programs

For Vyas Kartha, M.D., pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, seeing his aunt’s career as an anesthesiologist served as inspiration for his own path into the field. He talks about what led him to pediatric anesthesia in particular, and how he connects with patients and families.

On Sabbatical at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, an Eckerd College Biochemist Investigates “HOTAIR”

Posted on Feb 09, 2022 in Research

Biochemist Crystal Young-Erdos, Ph.D., brings specialized RNA expertise to an important study.

Mending Luca’s Heart

Posted on Feb 08, 2022 in Programs

When Mayuly and Daniel, who were expecting twins, learned that one of their babies would have a complex heart condition, they found the expert, compassionate care needed to repair Luca’s heart at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

What are Heart Murmurs?

Posted on Feb 07, 2022 in Programs

Innocent heart murmurs refers to the normal sound of blood moving through the heart and blood vessels. These innocent murmurs are common in children and harmless. Pediatric cardiologist Ashish Shah, M.D., M.B.A., provides parents more information on these heart murmurs.

Celebrating National Women Physicians’ Day

Posted on Feb 03, 2022 in General News

Today, we recognize National Women Physicians’ Day and honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has an outstanding group of female physicians who continue to impact and progress health care for children and families.

Dr. James Thompson Stays at the Leading Edge of Interventional Cardiology

Posted on Feb 02, 2022 in Programs

As one of the nation’s leading interventional cardiologists, James Thompson, M.D., provides expert care to children and families, and trains other physicians on the latest technology. He talks about the medical school presentation that set him on the path, and how he values connecting with patients and families.

What Is Mononucleosis?

Posted on Jan 31, 2022 in General News

Emergency medicine physician Ebony Hunter, M.D., discusses the causes and symptoms of mono, and how it is treated.

Hunger and Fullness Awareness

Posted on Jan 24, 2022 in General News

Raquel Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H., and Samantha Toffoli, M.S., R.D.N., with the Healthy Weight Initiative, explain hunger and fullness cues and how these can help children and families develop a positive and healthy relationship with food.

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