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  1. That’s a Wrap on Heart Month 2022!

    Heart Month 2022 is over, but our work to conquer the most common birth defect is not. Let’s look back at a month of coming together as a community, of awareness, hope, the sometimes hard realities, and raising our resounding #CHDVoice as one. As most of us within the CHD community know, February is about…

  2. Ben Across America – A 3000 Mile Bike Ride For CHD

    When Earl learned his grand-nephew would be born with Congenital Heart Disease, he immediately sprung into action. He knew he had to do something to help Ben and all those impacted by the most common birth defect. On March 11th, after much planning and preparation, Earl and his friends set out on a journey across…

  3. CHD Myths: BUSTED!

    Unless you or someone you love is diagnosed with congenital heart disease, you may not know much about CHD. Patients and families can face a world with untrue preconceived notions or no knowledge at all about CHD, even from well-meaning friends and family. In today’s blog, we set out to bust some of the most…

  4. What I Wish People Knew…

    Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the United States and worldwide. Oftentimes, children and adults with CHD wish those around them knew more… CHD is the most common birth defect worldwide, however, most of the general public has never heard of congenital heart disease. We recently asked some of our community…

  5. African American Innovators: “Where There is No Vision, There is No Hope.”

    African-Americans have made crucially important advancements in the medical field since the early days of our history – many of them were innovators in the fields of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. While this isn’t a full list, in honor of Heart Month and Black History Month, we are highlighting just a few of these amazing…

  6. Facing Rainbows & Storms

    You would never guess CHD was their norm, that caused them to face both rainbows and storms.

  7. Celebrating Eight Great Years of Hope!

    It’s #ConqueringCHD week! We are celebrating eight great years of hope and Conquering CHD – here are a few ways you can join in the celebration!

  8. Why Health Disparities Should Matter to You

    Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Conquering CHD wants to change that and we need your help. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the…

  9. Health Disparities 101

    Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the same access to, or treatment within, the U.S. healthcare system. Health…

  10. An Introduction to American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities

    Dr. Joseph Burns, MD, a Native American CHD patient and clinician, and Dr. Alessandra Angelino, MD MPH, highlight health disparities in the American Indiana/Alaska Native community.

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