Tag: family history

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenit ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
Don’t forget your family health history

Don’t forget your family health history

As everyone is preparing for holiday travels or out-of-town visits from relatives, it is a good time to remember that family gatherings give you the p ...

Diabetes Alert Day

Tuesday, March 26, is Diabetes Alert Day. It is designed to teach the public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when the disease is left ...