What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a rare, critical birth defect in which the left side of a baby’s heart doesn’t form correctly as it grows during pregnancy. When the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, it restricts normal blood flow to the body and the baby doesn’t get the oxygen within the blood that it needs.Read More
Riding With Confidence – One Boy’s Story About Participating in Recent Phase II Cerebral Palsy and Cord Blood Clinical Trial
After years of searching for an answer, Patrick’s cerebral palsy diagnosis provided the Rooney family with the definitive answer they had been looking for. Read More
Results of a Phase I Clinical Safety Trial using a child’s own cord blood were recently published, and are giving families and researchers hope. Read More
Autism, a disorder that appears in the first three years of life, affects the brain’s development and impacts social and communication skills.1 While the exact causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are unknown, research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles.2 Read More
During November, individuals and organizations across the country are spreading awareness about premature births for Prematurity Awareness Month. As part of honoring Prematurity Awareness Month, we would like to take a minute to thank all of the researchers, medical professionals and organizations around the world that dedicate their time and extraordinary effort to help prevent premature births and improve the lives of premature babies and their families. Read More
Autism is a disorder that appears during the first three years of life and affects normal development of the brain’s social and communication skills.1 The exact causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are unknown, but research suggests that a combination of genes and environmental factors both play an important role.2 While we don’t know what causes ASD, we do know that it affects 1 in 68 children in the United States – a 30% increase from 2012 when it affected 1 in 88.3 Read More