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Fetal Medicine News

Children's National Experts Discuss Importance of Fetal Cardiology Subspecialty to Fetal Medicine

Earlier this year, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement on the diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease written by a team of cardiac and obstetrical experts with lead author, Mary T. Donofrio, MD, Director of the Fetal Heart Program and Medical Director of the Critical Care Delivery Program for the Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Health System.

Life Stressors Trigger Neurological Disorders Researchers Find

A new study finds that when mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or drug abuse, it may activate a brain cell molecular trigger that activates conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some forms of autism.