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  • Better Maternal Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Abnormalities in Babies at Birth

    A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, finds researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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  • Vets Who Leave Military Because of Misconduct More Likely to Be Homeless

    VA study with U and Utah State University researchers looked at vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts

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  • Why Do So Many Children Born With Heart Defects Have Trouble in School?

    As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it’s emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, focusing on a search for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, so that health care providers can intervene early.

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