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2020

First Lady Melania Trump visits Children's National

First Lady Visit 2020

The annual tradition continued as First Lady Melania Trump visited Children's National Hospital to spread holiday cheer to patients, families and staff.

Maternal anxiety affects the fetal brain

Anxiety in gestating mothers appears to affect the course of brain development in their fetuses, changing neural connectivity in the womb, a new study suggests. The findings could help explain longstanding links between maternal anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders in their children and suggests an urgent need for interventions to diagnose and decrease maternal stress.
nView system

First use of novel 3D imaging technology in pediatric spine surgery

Children’s National Hospital performed the first surgical use of breakthrough medical imaging technology designed specifically for kids. The innovation, insta-3D™ imaging from company nView medical, is designed to make 3D images available in the operating room quickly and safely. The 3D images provide surgeons with better visualization, allowing them to continue improving patient care and outcomes.