Tag: congenital heart disease

The gift of life—times three

The gift of life—times three

Last year, Michele Melvin gave birth to healthy twins. A remarkable feat, certainly—as all births are. But for Melvin, the twins represent something bigger, something she thought she would never experience. At an early age, Melvin was told she would not be able to have children.
When she was born, Melvin was diagnosed with complex

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Elizabeth Taylor had double rows of eyelashes which may have contributed to heart disease

It doesn’t sound right, does it? Something most women would pay good money for could end up contributing to your death?
In Taylor’s case, it just might have.
Elizabeth Taylor had a genetic mutation – something others might call a blessing. She was born with double rows of eyelashes.
This mutation, called FOXC2, is a

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Congenital heart disease didn't stop Max from becoming Darth Vader

Congenital heart disease didn't stop Max from becoming Darth Vader

If you haven’t seen the latest Volkswagen advertisement, you’re missing out. Not because it’s extremely clever and pulls on the heartstrings of many a Star Wars fan, but because the actor playing the pint-sized version of  Darth Vader has a lot of heart – even if it’s not a perfect one.
The 6-year-old actor, Max

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