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Magic helps a preemie blossom

Oliver struggles physically, and he knows it. We have discussions about how he is last in sports, even behind the smallest girls (sigh). I tell him about his heart and his lungs and his muscles, but what does that mean … Continue reading

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What is an atrial septal defect (ASD)

An ASD is a communication between the two atria (top chambers) of the heart. During pregnancy, a baby normally has an opening between the two atria (the opening is called the foramen ovale). This opening exists because blood doesn’t need … Continue reading

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