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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.

  • Birth Defects & Genetic Problems - Nemours KidsHealth for Kids


    Ever wonder what kind of birth defects or genetic problems kids can get? Read these articles to find out.

  • Leukemia for Parents


    Leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. With the proper treatment, the outlook for kids with leukemia is quite good.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Teens


    This section has information on health problems that are passed down through families.

  • Factsheets - Nemours KidsHealth for Educators


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

  • Tourette Syndrome for Kids


    Tourette syndrome is a condition that causes tics -- movements or sounds that are repeated over and over. Learn more about Tourette syndrome in this article for kids.

  • Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly) for Parents


    Babies can develop a flat spot on the back of their heads, usually from sleeping in the same position too long. Alternating your baby's sleep position and providing lots of "tummy time" can help.

  • Omphalocele for Parents


    A baby born with an omphalocele has an opening where the umbilical cord goes into the belly. Some openings close on their own, but many need treatment, including surgery.

  • When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect for Parents


    If your child has a birth defect, you don't have to go it alone - many people and resources are available to help you.

  • Prenatal Test: Multiple Marker Test for Parents


    The multiple marker test is a blood test done to screen for neural tube defects and chromosomal disorders.