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New study reveals widespread use of dietary supplements in children with Down syndrome

The survey finds nearly half of 1,167 respondents – 49 percent – have given or currently give dietary supplements to their children in an effort to improve health and development. On average, children receive three of the more than 150 supplements reported, with nearly 30 percent of users beginning supplementation before the child’s first birthday.

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Becker’s Healthcare names Children’s National to its list of 2018 “100 great hospitals in America”

Children’s National Health System has been named to the 2018 Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 great hospitals in America” for the third consecutive year. Children’s National is one of 11 pediatric hospitals named to this year’s list, which features hospitals that have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff member and physician satisfaction.

Pediatric epilepsy program update

Children’s National has one of the largest and most experienced multidisciplinary epilepsy programs in the country with a range of programs specializing in new onset epilepsy, the Ketogenic diet, intractable epilepsy, neuroinflammation, neurogenetics, epilepsy surgery, and more.
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When congenital heart disease patients outgrow us

As patients with congenital heart disease move from pediatric to adult care, they often do not receive the specialty care they need. Children’s National Health System is helping rectify that problem, thanks to a unique collaboration.

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Infants, children, and the Zika virus: What primary care providers need to know

With the effects of Congenital Zika syndrome manifesting in infants as more than microcephaly, rather a pattern of congenital anomalies, including intracranial and other brain or eye anomalies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated guidelines for physicians monitoring the development of infants born to mothers with a possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Events and Learning Opportunities

Children’s National hosts and participates in many continuing education events throughout the year for healthcare providers, including Grand Rounds, Virtual Lunch and Learns, conferences and symposiums.

Events and Learning Opportunities