Stories written by Rachel Perry

Back to Russia with love after successful procedure at MCH

Back to Russia with love after successful procedure at MCH

  In April, little Daria Rozhkova of Russia’s Ryazanskaya region and her family were fresh out of hope. Diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder that increases the risk of colorectal cancer, the child had undergone numerous surgeries and chemotherapy treatments aimed at curbing cancerous growths in her colon. Yet, after each exhaustive intervention, the […]

Miami Children’s Hospital offering free teen athlete heart screening

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By Rachel Perry…. Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) is offering free electrocardiograms (ECGs or EKGs) to middle and high school athletes in an effort to identify those at risk of sudden cardiac death and prevent tragedy. “Every three days, sudden cardiac death takes the life of a young U.S. athlete such as a girl playing soccer, […]