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How to Spot the Signs of a Speech Disorder

Speech and language development isn’t always straightforward. Some children stutter. Others have trouble making certain sounds. Other children struggle because ...

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Medical Animations: Patent Ductus Arteriosus

The ductus arteriosus is a normal structure in the fetal circulatory system that allows blood to bypass the fetal lungs, ...

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Medical Animations: Appendectomy

An inflamed appendix is usually surgically removed during an emergency procedure called an appendectomy. Delay in treatment could cause the ...

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Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Surgery

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a type of atrial septal defect. It is a small hole that remains open ...

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Medical Animations: Ventricular Septal Defect

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect where there is an opening in the septum between the ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Placental Blood Supply and Capillary Exchange

Within the umbilical cord, the umbilical vein carries oxygen and nutrients from the placenta to the fetus. The umbilical arteries ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus

As in an adult heart, the prenatal heart develops four chambers and four valves. But because the fetal lungs will ...

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Medical Animations: Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect

Two of the more common congenital disorders are ventricular septal defects and atrial septal defects, or VSD and ASD, respectively. ...

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Medical Animation: Zika Virus

Viruses are infectious agents that grow and multiply in living cells and can cause diseases. The Zika virus is typically ...