Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida: Effects, Risks, Diagnosis and Prevention Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that affects approximately 3,000 pregnancies each year. Although the occurrences appear…

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Progeria: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS)

Progeria: Symptoms, Causes, Risks and Treatment Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is commonly referred to as Progeria or HGPS. Progeria is a genetic condition that occurs in 1…

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Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21

Down Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Risks Down syndrome is the most common birth defect in the United States. It was first described in 1866 and…

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Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Defects: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Heart defects are among the most common form of birth defects. More than 32,000 infants are born…

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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Causes and Treatment Cleft means ‘split’ or ‘separation’. During early pregnancy separate areas of the face develop individually and then…

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Because of damage to…

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Autism

Autism: Causes, Risks and Treatment Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder…

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Tips For Preventing Birth Defects

Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by one or more birth defects. Although the cause of over 60% of birth…

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG);The Pregnancy Hormone

The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the…

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Setting Up a Birth Defects Prevention Campaign in Your Company

Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by one or more birth defects. Although the cause of over 60% of birth defects…

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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that occurs when one of the two X chromosomes found in females is missing…

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