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"Gut" is one of those odd words that has many meanings, from the protrusion said to come from too much beer consumption to the feeling you get when something feels right or wrong. You can have guts, spill your guts, and even hate someone's guts—though we don't recommend spending your energy on that last one.

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week began on February 7 and culminates on Valentine's Day, February 14. Chocolate hearts and Sweethearts aside, we at the Karl and Patricia Betz Congenital Heart Center celebrate those special hearts and the families that care for them.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular diseases are the No.1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, killing one woman about every 80 seconds. With February being American Heart Month, it's an ideal time for women to reflect upon what can be done to prioritize their heart health, this month and beyond.

Since the turn of the century, genes and DNA have taken the spotlight as means to uncover the mysteries of our complex bodily systems. Today, from The Human Genome Project to at-home tests such as 23andMe, genes are standard table talk—whereas, even a couple of decades ago, they were widely undiscussed.

There's a long list of things that can prevent children from getting a good night of sleep. Erratic bedtime routine. Early morning school start times. Too much screen time. Sleep apnea. Anxiety. Schedule disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seasonal time changes.

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