Sandra Gordon

Pulse Oximetry Screens for Heart Defects in Newborns

(Oct. 22, 2013) - Critical congenital heart disease, a heart disease that poses risk of death or disability, can be detected through the newborn screening pulse oximetry. We describe pulse oximetry, why it should be done on your infant, and the warning signs of CCHD.

The Bone Bank

(Oct. 25, 2012) - By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."

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