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  • 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.

  • The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders for Teens


    Genes play an important role in how we look and act, and even in whether we get sick. This article gives the lowdown on genes, genetic disorders, and new research into gene therapy.

  • Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents


    Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.

  • Bones & Muscles for Parents


    Info on breaks, sprains, tears, and other problems that can affect the bones and muscles.

  • Factsheets for Educators


    These Special Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom.

  • Special Needs for Parents


    These Special Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. Each factsheet features links to related resources for kids, teens, and their parents, as well as additional resources for teachers.

  • Diseases & Conditions for Parents


    Looking for information about a chronic childhood condition or disease? Read about asthma, allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart murmurs, sleep disorders, and much more.

  • General Health for Parents


    Keeping your child healthy is a big job! Read all about common childhood aches, pains, and illnesses, plus how to take care of your child's body from teeth to toes.

  • Pectus Carinatum: Bracing for Parents


    Pectus carinatum, sometimes called pigeon chest, is when the chest juts out. Sometimes it's treated by wearing a brace.