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What is Moebius Syndrome

Moebius Syndrome is a fairly rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. Children born with this condition are unable to move the muscles in their faces, leaving them unable to smile or frown, blink, or even move their eyes. Moebius primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, but may also affect the 3rd, ...

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Parenting: Coping with Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is caused by a genetic problem that happens before your child is born. Children with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome. Most people are born with forty six chromosomes but people who have Down syndrome are born with forty seven chromosomes. If you have extra chromosomes then your body and brain ...

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Living with Hemophilia

How would you like to go through your entire life where your body is unable to control bleeding whether it is internal or external? That is what my six year old cousin, Parker, as well as many other people in the world suffers from every minute of the day for all of their lives. But ...

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Third Trimester Prenatal Care Guide

As you enter the third trimester of your pregnancy you begin the final countdown until it’s time to deliver your baby. The third trimester also changes the frequency of prenatal visits, testing, and types of exams you will experience. As you enter this final stage of pregnancy the focus begins to shift less on the ...

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Trisomy 18: Facts and Friendship

I have a close friend who is expecting her second daughter in about four months. The other day I received an email from her about her baby girl. I opened the email, fully expecting to see ultrasound pictures, read wonderful news about how the baby is developing, how big the baby is measuring, and other ...