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New Options for Childhood Birthmarks

Hemangiomas are one of the most common birthmarks in babies, occurring in up to 10% of births. In more than 80% of cases, they're in visible areas like the face and neck. The prevailing medical advice used to be, “Leave it alone. It will go away.” But that's often not the case. Now, as Shainna Ziegler explains in Healthy Living, doctors are taking a more proactive approach– tackling a birthmark before a child is even aware they have one.