From a single tubular structure present at around the fourth week of pregnancy, humans develop a complex, four-chambered heart that keeps blood moving through the cardiac chambers, lungs, and body over a lifetime. The heart’s development can be altered by a number of genetic and environmental factors during the early stages of fetal growth, causing a range of structural abnormalities that, in general, are termed congenital heart defects or disease (CHD). Read on to learn more.
Melanie A. Gold, DO, FAAP, has been appointed medical director of the School Based Health Centers (SBHC) for the Department of Pediatrics at CUMC and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Learn more.
Can your child have celiac disease? Read on to learn more.
Elisha Waldman, MD, is the new director of pediatric palliative care at CUMC MSCHONY. Read on to learn more.