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Birth Defects
by Kimberly Allen, RN There are literally thousands of different birth defects that can occur in any baby and because of the diversity of the defects, some more common than others, many don’t realize just how common birth defects are.  The truth is, according to the CDC 1 out... Read more
DiGeorge Syndrome
by Kimberly Allen, RN DiGeorge syndrome is considered a primary immunodeficiency disease.  DiGeorge syndrome effects both boys and girls as well as all races and ethnic groups equally.   DiGeorge syndrome is believed to affect approximately 1 in 3,000 live births.  However, many experts believe that figure to be low... Read more
Spina Bifida and Encephaloceles

Spina bifida is one of those “rare” conditions that most have never heard of or don’t know much about until it touches someone they know. Spina bifida is a birth defect that is part of a group pf birth defects known as neural tube defects…

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Medical November 13, 2012

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the term used to cover a group of inherited disorders that affects the connective tissue. Approximately 1 out of every 5,000 births worldwide are diagnosed with some form of EDS…

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Noonan Syndrome

Noonan Syndrome

Medical November 13, 2012

Noonan syndrome is a fairly common autosomal dominant genetic disorder. An autosomal dominant disorder means that you only need to receive one defective gene out of the pair you get from your parents. There are also cases of Noonan syndrome that develop …

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