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Healthy Living: Treating Hernias in Newborns

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It's a condition that's as common as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis, but you've probably never heard of it.

Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur in about one in every 2,000 births.  

They can be deadly, but now doctors are using a more aggressive treatment approach.  

Michelle Dunaway reports on one little boy's miraculous recovery.

Children with these types of hernias sometimes develop heart failure, scoliosis, hearing difficulties, and developmental delays.  


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