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Can Goldenhar syndrome be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Eating a healthy, balanced diet may help to prevent a birth defect such as Goldenhar syndrome. Avoiding alcohol and exposure to toxins may also help to prevent a birth defect. Staying healthy and managing infections and diseases with the help of your doctor are all ways in which you can help to minimize the risk of your child being born with Goldenhar syndrome.

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