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The Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), structural heart conditions present at birth, the Washington Adult Congenital Heart (WACH) program receives accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a nationwide organization focused on connecting patients, family members and health care providers to form a community of support and a network of experts with knowledge of CHD.    

Few young women with PID screened for HIV or syphilis in emergency departments

Although women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are at heightened risk for also being infected with syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus, few adolescent females diagnosed with PID in the nation’s pediatric emergency departments undergo laboratory tests for HIV or syphilis, according to a retrospective cohort study published online July 24, 2018, in Pediatrics.

Randi Streisand, Ph.D., appointed Chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health

Children’s National Health System today announced that Randi Streisand, Ph.D., will become the chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health.  Dr. Streisand, a respected expert in the field, has served as the interim chief of Children’s Psychology and Behavioral Health since November 2017.

Childrens National named Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation partner site

Children’s National Health System announced today that it has been named the newest partner site of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). As a result of this new partnership, families of brain and spinal cord tumor patients treated at Children’s National will now be eligible to receive emergency financial assistance from the PBTF’s Butterfly Fund.
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New study reveals widespread use of dietary supplements in children with Down syndrome

There is a widespread practice of parents giving dietary supplements to children with Down syndrome in the hope of improving intelligence or function, according to a new survey by Children’s National Health System. The research, published in the July 2018 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, was conducted by experts at Children’s National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) to determine the prevalence, perceived impact, cost and other factors related to dietary supplement use in children with Down syndrome.