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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.

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


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aortic Aneurysm for Parents


    An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel where the blood vessel wall is weak. An aortic aneurysm is in the large artery that carries blood from the heart. Kids who have one need regular checkups and care to prevent emergencies.

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse for Parents


    Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a very common heart condition, but it isn't a critical heart problem or a sign of other serious medical conditions.

  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.