What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)
    November 19, 2010
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)

    Many genetic diseases occur more frequently in people of certain ethnic backgrounds. That is why it is important to understand how your ethnic background affects your risk to have a child with a genet…

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics Part 1
    November 18, 2010
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 1)

    Thankfully, most babies are born healthy, but every pregnancy is at risk for a birth defect. That is why is may be helpful to speak with a genetic counselor, a medical professional trained in assessin…

    Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist
    November 17, 2010
    Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist

    There are a number of reasons why your pediatrician may recommend that your child meet with a medical geneticist, a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases and syndr…

    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death
    November 16, 2010
    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death

    Every year it seems like more and more genetic tests are offered during pregnancy. Due to a recent recommendation made by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the latest carrier test to be…

    Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health
    November 15, 2010
    Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health

    Making a family tree can be much more than just an interesting hobby.  You can create a “healthful” legacy for your children by adding information about the diseases that have occurred in your fa…

    Diagnosis in the 21st Century
    August 15, 2001
    Diagnosis in the 21st Century

    Back in 1995, a man died tragically when he was only 42 years old. The official diagnosis was liver failure from alcoholic cirrhosis. No autopsy was done. The body was cremated. No clues remained. End…

    Bllod Types 102
    March 8, 1999
    Blood Types 102: The Role of A, B, O, and AB Groups In Determining Paternity

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Having a baby is a lifelong responsibility and hopefully an even greater reward -- for somebody! As a mother's belly swells, she knows with deep certainty that the child is hers. …

    Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13
    June 16, 1997
    Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Melissa, quite a lot has happened since I wrote you last week. On Wednesday, I drove about an hour and a half to Santa Rosa, California to be present when my sister had a baby. Sh…

    Information on Trisomy 13
    June 9, 1997
    Information on Trisomy 13

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Melissa, one of my most vivid memories from my pediatric residency was sitting with a mom while she rocked her son who was born with trisomy 13. We were in the Intensive Care Nurs…