All About Genetics for Parents
Read the basics about genetics, including how certain illnesses, or increased risks for certain illnesses, pass from generation to generation.
Gene Therapy and Children for Parents
Gene therapy carries the promise of cures for many diseases and for types of medical treatment most of us would not have thought possible.
von Willebrand Disease for Teens
When people have Von Willebrand disease, their blood doesn't clot properly. Many teens with VWD have such mild symptoms that they never know they have it.
Strokes for Teens
Strokes are more common in older adults, but teens can have one too. This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second.
Genetic Testing for Parents
Advances in genetic testing help doctors diagnose and treat certain illnesses. The type of test done depends on which condition a doctor checks for.
Blood Disorders for Teens
This section has information on problems or diseases that affect a person's blood.
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.
Surgeries and Procedures: Blood Transfusion for Parents
A blood transfusion is a safe and relatively simple medical procedure that replaces blood lost during surgery or because of an injury or illness.
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.
Strokes for Parents
This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second. Often, kids who have a stroke can learn to use their arms and legs and speak again through brain retraining.