Tag: genetics

Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...
It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and World Prematurity Day is on November 17. Come and chat with us on Twitter. Raise your voice and join us ...
Pass the turkey, gravy, and the family health history form

Pass the turkey, gravy, and the family health history form

Thanksgiving, or any other family gathering, is a great time to share good times, delicious food, and family memories. It is also a great time to lear ...
If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

This is a question we received through AskUs@marchofdimes.org from a mom who is pregnant with her second baby. Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the ...
Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Some babies seem to have a genetic predisposition to a higher risk of being born too soon. Changes in the baby’s DNA – not the mother’s – may be what ...
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 ...
Supreme Court decision related to gene patenting

Supreme Court decision related to gene patenting

“The March of Dimes is delighted with [the] unanimous Supreme Court decision in the case Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, findin ...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today’s guest post is written by Ridgely Fisk Green, PhD, MMSc. Dr. Fisk Green is Carter Consulting contractor at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defec ...