Learn more about kid's health and what is being done to help them live longer, healthier lives.


New insight into what a mother gives to her baby in the womb besides genes

By site owner | 1,December 23, 2018

Maternal contributions to the health of her child the focus of special Teratology Society journal issue RESTON, VIRGINIA–Beginning in the womb, a mother transmits a slew of molecules, microbes, and cells to her baby. New insight underscores the importance of their transmission in regulating the development of organs like the brain, heart and immune system.…

Random Heart Test Helps Save Teen’s Life

By site owner | 1,December 4, 2018

It’s the sound every parent loves hearing. The sound of a healthy heartbeat. A screening on one De Soto teen athlete found something different and it saved her life. For many kids, sports is the heartbeat of their social life. But at that age, few students ever think about their actual heart. “I was a…

Heart Screening

Devon’s Beat holds first heart screening event in Springfield area

By site owner | 1,November 13, 2018

FAIR GROVE, Mo. An Ozarks family has made it their mission to help screen young people for hidden heart conditions. Devon Parrott and his family found out about his life-threatening heart condition six years ago, after he collapsed at school. Devon’s Beat recently held its first heart screening event in the Springfield area. Fair Grove schools…

Dominic Franklin

Coroner IDs SHS athlete who collapsed, died Sunday

By site owner | 1,November 8, 2018

STERLING – The 16-year-old Sterling High School athlete who collapsed Sunday and died after playing basketball during an open gym session at the school was Dominic Franklin, Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald said. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he died of heart failure, McDonald said in an email, adding that “there was no indication of prior…