Tag Archives: Parents

Christmas With Kids: Viral Facebook Post From a Day-Care Provider Urges Parents to ‘Be Kind’ to Little Ones During the Holidays

Christmas With Kids (Photo Credits: Facebook) While Christmas is considered to be all about fun and enjoyment, it does take a toll on the kids around. A Facebook post is going viral on the internet indicating the stress faced by kids and reminds parents about how to take care of their kids through the festive… Read More »

VP Shunts (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is a VP Shunt? A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a thin plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain. CSF is the saltwater that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Why Are VP Shunts Placed? VP shunts are placed to treat… Read More »

Sanfilippo Syndrome (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Sanfilippo Syndrome? Sanfilippo (san-fuh-LEE-po) syndrome is a rare genetic metabolism disorder. A change in a single gene makes a child’s body unable to break down certain carbohydrates (sugars). This leads to serious problems in the brain and nervous system. There is no cure yet for Sanfilippo… Read More »

Hereditary Spherocytosis (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Hereditary Spherocytosis? Hereditary spherocytosis is an inherited blood disorder. It happens because of a problem with the red blood cells (RBCs). Instead of being shaped like a disk, the cells are round like a sphere. These red blood cells (called spherocytes) are more fragile than disk-shaped… Read More »

California couple whose son was born to wrong parents in IVF mix-up sue clinic

A second lawsuit involving one of the three couples whose in vitro fertilization process resulted in embryos implanted in the wrong woman is suing the California fertility clinic after they discovered their biological son was born to another set of parents who live in New York. Anni and Ashot Manukyan, who claim they found out about their… Read More »