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Fainting: When to Worry

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Topic(s): Heart

Fainting (also known as syncope) is common, particularly in teenagers. Though it can be a frightening event, the common faint lasts just seconds and is typically not a sign of a dangerous problem.

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Mommy Advocate: How Pulse Oximetry Inspired One Mom to Help Others

Friday, February 27, 2015

Michele Coleman’s son, Dylan, was born with multiple congenital heart defects that were not detected in any of her ultrasounds or her fetal echocardiogram. A simple and inexpensive screening test known as pulse oximetry (pulse ox) saved his life, making Michele an advocate for pulse ox screening, and led her to testify in front of the DC Council on February 2, 2015.

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