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  • 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.

  • Blood Disorders for Teens


    This section has information on problems or diseases that affect a person's blood.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents


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

  • Blood Test: von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Activity - Ristocetin Cofactor for Parents


    A von Willebrand factor (vWF) activity - ristocetin cofactor test lets doctors evaluate the functioning of a protein that helps blood to clot.