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CURRENT ISSUE: WINTER 2008
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Features
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WORKING TOWARD HEALTHIER TOMORROWS

Preventing the top three causes of death in the United States – heart disease, cancer and stroke – can begin in childhood.

     
     

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NURTURING YOUNG MINDS AND BODIES

Physician-researchers are pursuing new avenues to help children who face special challenges to grow and develop into healthy adults.

     
     

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AT HOME WITH TINY HEARTS

Abbey was born with a defective heart. She would need open-heart surgery in a matter of days – or she would die. UC Davis Children's Hospital, which offers inland Northern California's only full-service Pediatric Heart Center, corrected her congenital heart defect, saving her life.

     
     
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HELPING TEENS DODGE RISKS ON THE ROAD TO ADULTHOOD

Navigating the teenage years can be a treacherous experience for today's youth. At UC Davis, experts are joining forces to make that journey a safer one.

     
     

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EASING FAMILY STRESS AMID FINANCIAL TURMOI L

The stress parents experience trying to plot ways to save their mortgages, find new jobs or stretch limited budgets to pay mounting bills can affect their children, making entire families the latest victims of the nation's financial turmoil.

     
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With the region's only comprehensive children's hospital and robust education and research programs in children's health, UC Davis Health System is committed to doing all it can to ensure children grow up to be happy, healthy and productive adults. Sacramento area mother Katie Beers knows that firsthand. Her eight-month old daughter, Abbey, underwent her first heart surgery for a congenital heart defect when she was only days old and has been thriving ever since.

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