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  • Marfan Syndrome for Teens

    Marfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. But teens with Marfan syndrome can live normal lives. Find out how in this article.

  • Marfan Syndrome for Parents

    Marfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Even though the disease has no cure, doctors can successfully treat just about all of its symptoms.

  • Marfan Syndrome Special Needs Factsheet for Educators

    What teachers should know about Marfan syndrome and how to help students with the condition succeed in school.

  • Birth Defects & Genetic Problems for Kids

    Ever wonder what kind of birth defects or genetic problems kids can get? Read these articles to find out.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Teens

    This section has information on health problems that are passed down through families.

  • Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Carinatum for Parents

    Pectus carinatum, sometimes called pigeon chest, is a deformity of the chest wall in which the chest juts out.

  • Your Kid's Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat for Parents

    Learn how to care for these body parts, and what conditions can affect them.

  • Scoliosis for Parents

    Scoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed.

  • Growth Disorders for Kids

    Everyone grows and matures differently. Usually, this is totally normal. A growth disorder, however, means that a kid has abnormal growth - for example, growing a lot slower or a lot faster than other kids the same age.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Parents

    Learn about conditions that can be caused by changes in our genes.