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St. Louis Children's Hospital ‘the Best Place You Can Be’ for Family After Surprising Diagnosis

The day of Journee Vinyard’s annual well child exam when she was just 6 years old was one her family ...

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SLCH Cares For Heart Disease Patient From Infancy Into Adulthood

In 1987, at 18 months old, Alex Dixon was the first infant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) to successfully ...

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Relieving Camryn's Scoliosis Pain

Camryn, who has scoliosis, recently returned to school after a thoracic spinal fusion. She is now pain free, her posture ...

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Transplants Help Siblings Survive Rare Lung Disease

Cody and Hayley Smith knew their lives would change with the birth of their first child. But they never imagined ...

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Children’s Arrhythmia Clinic Helps Family Live Normally With Rare Heart Syndrome

Samantha Etheridge and her children have a rare, and potentially life-threatening disease called Brugada syndrome. ...

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Twenty-Five Years Post-Transplant, Jacques Remembers St. Louis Children's Hospital Experience

Kim Jacques recalls being a member of a very exclusive club as a teenager. Kim, who was 16 at the ...

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Special Patient Receives Special Care From Heart Center and Transplant Teams

Dale Robertson, born with a rare congenital heart defect, was among the first generation of patients to receive newly developed ...

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Creating a Full Circle of Care

When 3-month-old Hank Matzke started running a fever and wouldn’t stop crying late one Saturday night, his parents, Amanda and ...

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A Christmas Miracle

Peter Needham’s recovery from head trauma has created a yearly family tradition. No parent wants to spend the night in ...