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Miller Children’s Hospital to Open New Pediatric Nephrology and Urology Center
Long Beach Post

For Elizabeth Nario, life in a wheelchair hasn’t held her back.

The 20-year-old has been a patient of Miller Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Urology and Nephrology Program since she was just a few days old, when she was diagnosed with spina bifida.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, spina bifida is the most common neural tube defect in the United States, with an estimated 166,000 people in the country living with the condition. It occurs in about seven of every 10,000 babies born in the U.S.