22q Deletion Syndrome
In approximately 1 in 10 families, the deletion is present because one of the parents has the same deletion and passes it on to their baby. As a result, parents of a baby born with this syndrome should have a blood test to determine their chances of having other children with the syndrome.Learn More
Acanthosis nigricans is a dark patch that appears on on your neck, armpit, under the breast or a skin crease. It is usually a sign that your body is making extra insulin that it cannot use well.Learn More
Achondroplasia is the most common form of short-limb dwarfism. It is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the gene that creates the cells (fibroblasts) which convert cartilage to bone.Learn More
Acne is the one of the most common skin problems that young people have. Almost everyone will develop acne to some degree. Some people have more pimples than others. Treatment requires time, patience, and regular use of any medicine you are given.Learn More
Helping Hands Patient Education Materials
Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.