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How to determine the severity of heart murmurs

Heart murmurs are extra or unusual sounds made by blood circulating through heart valves, or through blood vessels near the heart.

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What parents need to know about keeping little hearts healthy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 infants born in the United States each year will have a congenital heart defect or heart disease.

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The importance of drinking water all year round

Our bodies are about 60 percent water in adulthood and as high as 65 to 75 percent in childhood, which means we need to drink a lot to stay healthy.

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What you need to know about seizures in children

Answers to some frequently asked questions about seizures in children.

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Do we need heart screenings for youth sports?

Pre-sports ECG screenings may detect serious heart abnormalities, but they also may increase false alarms.