Month: July 2020

hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Almost everyone has a personal or family history of some sort of heart condition. Individuals can be born with a heart defect or develop a heart condition at a later point in their lives. We have continued to research the causes of heart conditions and have come a long way from even ten years ago. […]
genetic testing
Genetics are a powerful thing. They determine many things about you, such as the color of your eyes, your height, and whether your hair is straight or curly. While these factors contribute to your appearance, the set of genetic code you receive from each parent can also determine whether you have an increased risk for […]
newborn screening
After the birth of your baby, there are so many events that happen. That first look into your baby’s eyes, feeding, sleepless nights, and changing diapers. While you are still in the hospital, your baby is also evaluated to make sure he or she is healthy. One of the many tests the hospital runs to […]
Telemedicine has been around for over a century and continues to play an important role in our healthcare system. Now, more than ever due to many people around the world being encouraged to stay at home, telemedicine has become one of the primary ways for physicians to communicate with their patients in order to prevent […]
skeletal dysplasia
The term skeletal dysplasia refers to a group of disorders that affect the bone and cartilage of the skeletal system during pregnancy. While rare, skeletal dysplasias are one of many conditions that we pay attention to during fetal ultrasounds. There are over 450 recognized types of skeletal dysplasias, and most likely many more that have […]
mesothelioma cancer
Not too many people have heard of the cancer malignant mesothelioma. It usually takes someone you know to be diagnosed in order to learn about it. It’s truly amazing and scary how mesothelioma cancer cells can affect all the different tissues and parts of the body. The mesothelium is a layer of specialized cells that […]