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GAMC Participates in National Children's Study
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Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
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As of February 22, Glendale Adventist is participating in the National Children’s Study, conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Created to better understand the causes of important childhood disease such as diabetes, obesity, asthma, autism, and birth defects, the National Children’s Study (NCS) - the largest long-term study of children’s health ever conducted globally - launched in Los Angeles County as part of a countrywide effort. To date, it is the most ambitious children’s study in history, following the development of approximately 100,000 children nationwide from pre-conception (prenatal) through their first 21 years of life.

Eligible GAMC patients may choose to participate in the study and contribute to this endeavor to learn more about improving children’s health. While participating families are at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center for the birth, our staff will work with them NCS team to collect important perinatal information that will help us learn more about the mother and child’s experience.

To learn more, visit http://ucla.NationalChildrensStudy.gov