Cleft Palate News
Myths about the solar eclipse from a health perspective
Find out if babies and pets need protective glasses during the event.
Dad and daughter duo with cleft palates get surgery at same hospital decades apart
Hattie Pierce was born with a cleft lip and palate. And when her mom and dad, Brian and Molly Pierce of Atlanta, saw her photo, they knew she would be their daughter. Brian and Molly Pierce had already decided to adopt from China prior to being matched with Hattie. Brian Pierce, too, had been born
Syrian Conjoined Twins Evacuated to Damascus Hospital Die of Heart Failure
Syrian conjoined twins who were evacuated from their war-torn town in Syria for medical treatment died of heart failure Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent announced. The boys, who were conjoined at the chest, also suffered from cleft lip and cleft palate (facial and oral malformations) and
Oklahoma Baby With Unique Illness Celebrates 1st Birthday
For Anesha Davis, celebrating her daughter's first birthday this weekend was an unforgettable milestone. Davis' baby, named Victoria Rose, was born with a unique illness -- she is missing her 72 genes on her 7th chromosome, Davis told ABC News affiliate KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma. Victoria's
Alabama Baby Born Without a Nose, Mom Says He's Perfect
Eli Thompson came into this world in the late afternoon of March 4, perfectly healthy, but with one distinction -- he didn't have a nose. "The day I delivered, everything went fine," mom Brandi McGlathery told ABC News today. "At 4:42 when he was born, he came out and the doctor put him on my
Teenager 'Happy' After 4-Pound Facial Tumor Removed
A 16-year-old teenager is getting used to her new reflection after doctors were able to remove a 4-pound tumor from her face. Hennglise Dorival, who lives in Haiti, had lived for years with the large tumor that had grown so large in recent years that it even moved her eye out of its socket and
Like Online Dating But for Dogs and Cats
It’s like online dating —except for people seeking dogs or cats or chinchillas or whatever else may be the pet perfect for them. How much is the online experience like using eHarmony, say, or Match.com? “It’s exactly like using Match.com,” says Darrell Lerner, who ought to know. Before he founded
Teen's Surgery Leads to Singing Career
Cameron Richard was born with a cleft palate and told by doctors that he'd never be able to sing.
Louisiana Teen Born With Cleft Palate Becomes a Singing Sensation
A Louisiana teen who underwent surgery to fix his cleft palate as an infant is doing something his doctors once said would never be possible – he's singing. Cameron Richard, 13, of Raceland, La., is singing so much and so well that he will be performing this weekend at Civic Theatre in New Orleans.
Bulldog With Cleft Lip Helps Kids Embrace Differences
A tiny puppy is sending a big message to kids born with facial deformities: You're perfect just the way you are. Lentil, a 5-month old French bulldog, was born with a cleft lip and palate, a developmental fluke that also affects 7,000 U.S. babies each year . And now he's teaching everyone he meets,