Proclamations

Gastroschisis, a rare birth defect in which there is a hole in a baby’s abdominal wall, occurs in about one in every 2,000 babies. Early detection can assist in safe delivery and surgical intervention after birth.

The CDC recommends vaccination against hepatitis B for infants, children and adults and hepatitis C testing for adults. Raising awareness about viral hepatitis help support elimination efforts so Hawaii can be hep free.

CHRONIC DISEASE DAY

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in Proclamations

Thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by the underdevelopment of the forearms, malformations of the heart and kidney, and problems with normal blood clotting. Individuals and families affected by TAR face unique challenges, but with their strength and determination, TAR patients go on to expand their potential and lead ...
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