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  1. Help for the Helpers

    Thank you to our friends at Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative for providing resources on coping with stress and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. View this resource for healthcare professionals HERE: Healthy Coping and Stress Management Resources for Frontline Healthcare Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic As the COVID-19 pandemic advances across the globe, frontline healthcare professionals…

  2. Helping Children Cope with Stress and Worry during COVID-19

    Thank you to our friends at Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative for providing resources on coping with stress and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are available for youth, teens, and adults. View the full document HERE: Information for Families of Children with Congenital Heart Disease Many children and teens are feeling stressed and worried about…

  3. Coping with Stress and Worry During COVID-19

    Thank you to our friends at Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative for providing resources on coping with stress and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are available for youth, teens and adults. View the full document HERE. Information for People with Congenital Heart Disease and their Families Many people are feeling stressed and worried about the…

  4. COVID-19 Update

    As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, Conquering CHD is committed to providing its community with trusted resources from expert sources. Please continue to watch this blog and our social media channels for information pertinent to the CHD community. Read our original statement on COVID-19 from March 13, 2020 here. WHAT WE KNOW (updated March 30th) CHD…

  5. Words to Know (Heart Glossary)

    Listen Print A B C E H I L M P R S T V A aerobic (say: air-OH-bik) activity: Aerobic activity is any kind of movement that makes your muscles use oxygen. It gets your heart pumping, too. Swimming, dancing, and soccer are all types of aerobic activity, so hit that pool, dance floor, or soccer field…

  6. August Recap – Back to School

    Back to school is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a very hectic transition from summer. Throughout the month of August we reviewed tips and tricks on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

  7. School Intervention: A Complete Resource Guide

    CCHD welcomes back Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Today, we re-share Kyle’s wealth of information on navigating a school’s system without a dedicated school liaison. Her complete resource list is included for easy reference.  Going to school, for a child with complex medical condition, can be scary for everyone! Families might worry…

  8. Family and Medical Leave Act  (FMLA) Fact Sheet 

    As adults, we can’t have our parents call us in sick to school when we have extended medical needs or family to take care of, but we may not be eligible for extended disability leave from work. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could be a good option for you,  if you or your loved…

  9. Teen Topics – The Top 10 Things to Remember

    It often seems that the “taboo topics” in life aren’t really all that relevant until your teen years. As the seasons change, new milestones come and go.  This can be an especially trying time in the life of an adolescent with congenital heart disease, especially as they are undergoing the major transition of leaving the nest…

  10. CHD and the Taboo Q&A: Your Questions Answered

      Today we revisit a couple of Q&A videos that were originally posted in October of 2017. The first video is an interview with Dr. Madsen, on alcohol and drugs. And the second video is an interview with Dr. Gurvitz on college, tattoos, and contraception.  Dr. Nicolas Madsen – Activity, Drugs & Alcohol, Related Conditions,…