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2016

Place Matters: Addressing the Needs of Children Living in Poverty

If you visualize public health as a swatch of fabric, the tight weave would contain various threads. Yank just a single thread, however, and you would tug at a wide assortment of health woes, including chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, mental health challenges, and developmental delays. One critical, unifying thread is poverty.

Finding New Ways to Fight Hemorrhagic Cystitis

Children diagnosed with cancer already face fear and uncertainty and - on top of these challenges - Children’s National Health System urologist Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD, says many patients contend with treatment side effects that nearly eclipse that of the cancer itself.

A Game Changer for Detecting Complications From Obesity

There is a direct relationship between the amount of visceral adipose, or belly fat, a person has and development of some of the most common and life-threatening complications of obesity, including cardiovascular disease and the insulin resistance that leads to diabetes. What remained unclear, until recently, were the precise mechanisms for how the increase in belly fat triggers the onset of additional disease.

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Hosts the First North American World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons

For the first time in North America, pediatric surgeons, physicians, and scientists  from across the world are gathering in the nation’s capital for the World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) hosted by The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.

Getting to the Heart of Cardiac Malposition With Fetal MRI

In a small percentage of pregnancies, the fetuses’ hearts develop in the wrong place. In the congenital anomaly known as heterotaxy syndrome that often includes a severe heart defect, the heart is often displaced from its usual position in the left chest.