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How can I help with birth defects cures after birth?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on defect

Some structural birth defects like a cleft lip or heart defect can be improved by a reconstructive repair. Others, like the metabolic problem created by having no thyroid gland, can be managed with medications.
Some defects, encoded by genetic abnormalities, have no fix but do have people looking for ways to help. If you want to help, pick a problem & get involved.

In brief: Depends on defect

Some structural birth defects like a cleft lip or heart defect can be improved by a reconstructive repair. Others, like the metabolic problem created by having no thyroid gland, can be managed with medications.
Some defects, encoded by genetic abnormalities, have no fix but do have people looking for ways to help. If you want to help, pick a problem & get involved.
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