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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.
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Eye safety for viewing a solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse. People across the United States will fall under the path of this rare solareclipse, and depending on their location, may witness a total solar eclipse. Eye safety is very important when viewing a solareclipse. Without safe viewing and appropriate eye protection, permanent eye damage can occur. Eye experts at Children’sNational have provided some vital information on what you can expect to see and how to view the eclipse safely.

Care for the growing population of obese children

According to the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Health, at least ten percent of children in 49 out of the 50 states are obese. And this number has only risen in the years since, putting millions of people at risk of developing adverse health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, fatty liver disease, acid reflux, joint pain and more. The disease is particularly prevalent in Washington D.C., in which more than 50% of all adults and 20% of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese – some of the highest numbers across the country.