Born a Fighter: After Open-Heart Surgeries, Winston Thrives

On March 16, 2017, Lauren gave birth to a baby boy named Winston, and for a few hours, everything was fine. Within 24 hours, however, Winston was brought to the NICU, where an echocardiogram of his heart confirmed it was … Read More

Internet Challenges and Knowing the Risks

“Challenge yourself!” You’ve heard it a million times, and it’s usually a good thing. Whether it’s academic, professional, or personal, completing a challenge can come with great satisfaction. Some challenges, however, need to be more carefully considered. With certain “challenges” … Read More

Born with Three Congenital Heart Defects Today Oliver Thrives

Concerned with her two-week-old son, Oliver’s feeding, Olivia Craig made an appointment with the pediatrician. She never imagined that her newborn son would be diagnosed with a congenital heart defect let alone three. During the appointment, a nurse practitioner and … Read More

Preventive Heart Health for Kids – Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a condition most people wouldn’t think affects children but children can indeed have high levels of cholesterol particularly if they are overweight, obese or have a history of family hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disorder where the body is … Read More

Groundbreaking Spinal Muscular Atrophy Study Helps Maisy Make Slow and Steady Gains

Every four months, Maisy, 2 ½, travels with her mom and dad seven hours from Underwood, Iowa to Lurie Children’s. They make this trek because Maisy is part of a groundbreaking spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) clinical trial run by Nancy … Read More

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