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  • 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.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Parents


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

  • Special Health Needs for Teens


    Managing your medical care can be more complicated when you have a health condition, so it's more important than ever to know what to do. Find out here.

  • Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Excavatum for Parents


    Pectus excavatum is a deformity of the chest wall that causes several ribs and the breastbone to grow abnormally, giving the chest a "caved-in" appearance.