For patients living in low-income countries with limited access to care, it’s not uncommon for strep throat to go undiagnosed. And when it does, it can lead to serious problems, including a type of heart disease that’s responsible for more than 300,000 deaths each year. But a local team of medical professionals is working to change that.
Mrs. Trump toured part of the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s National Health System on Thursday and met with families and children treated there.
Julia Rueger was born in Bethesda, Maryland, with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means the left side of her heart didn’t develop. Her doctor thought her chances of survival were 50-50. Months later, and after three open-heart surgeries, the baby girl is thriving. See photos.
At Children’s National, doctors have developed a diagnostic tool to reduce the frequency of ordering CT scans. The scans check for concussions after head injuries but put children at a greater risk of developing cancer.
Children’s National Health System has revamped its inpatient psychiatry unit as well as their approach to children’s mental health. See photos of the facility.
After winning their own cancer battle, a local family is helping make the holidays more comforting for others facing the same challenges.
The new center will provide a broad range of specialty medical services, including cardiology, neurology, genetics, allergy, sports medicine and orthopedics. It also will have outpatient surgery, MRI and rehabilitation services.
A local organization is collecting donations to spread some cheer to families who will spend the holidays with a sick child at Children’s National Health System.
This year, 23 designers transformed a nine-bedroom, 27,256 square-foot Potomac estate into a luxurious showroom, highlighting the latest in home design trends.
This year’s D.C. Design House is a 27,000-square-foot mansion in Potomac, Maryland, and it can be yours for a mere $10.28 million.
A doctor with D.C. ties says the situation is dire in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, adding that Haiti already had major challenges before the earthquake and hurricane.
A $10.8 million home in Northwest D.C. just received a major face-lift from more than 20 interior designers and artists in the area. See photos from the 2016 DC Design House.
Eight years ago, doctors said Xochitl Vargas would likely never walk. Last year, she completed her first 5K race — and she’s not stopping there.
The images and sounds of the mass shooting in Orlando are all around us. And many parents are now dealing with the dilemma of explaining the horrific event to their children.
At a time when many children with mental and behavioral issues aren’t being diagnosed and child psychiatrists are in short supply, pediatricians are stepping in to fill the void.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.