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National Institute of Health develops plan for Down Syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:31pm The National Institutes of Health has developed a research plan to advance understanding of Down syndrome and speed development of new treatments for the condition, the most frequent genetic cause of mild to moderate mental retardation and associated medical problems. The plan sets research goals for the next 10 years that build upon earlier ... Read on »
NIH establishes patient registry for people with Down syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 10:49pm A new Down syndrome patient registry will facilitate contacts and information sharing among families, patients, researchers and parent groups. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a contract to PatientCrossroads to operate the registry. The company has created patient-centric registries for muscular dystrophy and many rar ... Read on »
10 Facts About Down Syndrome by Michelle Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:25am This post is for the Disability Blog Carnival hosted by Growing Up With A Disability. The theme is "Top 10 Lists" and since it's about Down syndrome it's also for the Down Syndrome Carnival at Cause Of Our Joy. So here are some facts I wanted to share about Down syndrome; this list is not all inclusive as there are obviously more than 10 fac ... Read on »
Class Presentations About Down Syndrome by Michelle Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Oct 2013 12:00am A commenter in yesterday's post asked if I did a presentation to Kayla's class when she was in Kindergarten. (I couldn't find a way to contact you directly, so I'm doing a post about what I've done for the past few years.) I know some parents send a letter to all the parents from their kid's classroom at the beginning of the year. They expl ... Read on »
Celiac Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in products we use every d ... Read on »
Studies on the autism-vaccine hypothesis by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 8:41pm Below is a collection of studies which the American Academy of Pediatrics put together on the autism/vaccine question. Why bring this up now? Because with the indictment of Poul Thorsen, I’ve read a number of comments where people are claiming that he worked on the study that debunked the connection. Hardly. Going through these quickly, I ... Read on »
Iraqi general claims 2 female bombers had Down syndrome by Jan Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:06am The most cowardly of cowards. I am in shock of the event. I am in awe of both NDSC and NDSS working together, as it should be. Thank you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 73 killed in deadliest Baghdad bombings since surge Iraqi general claims 2 female bomber ... Read on »
Gluten Intolerance-What Your Doctor May Not Tell You by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:54pm 2 Comments The associated health issues related to gluten intolerance (GI), have a wide range, with Celiac Disease being the defining and best known aspect of that problem. However, GI can often go undiagnosed, because it does not always present with the more obvious symptoms seen in Celiac Disease (CD). GI and even CD can be cryptic, or a hidden problem, i ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm U.S. Warns Consumers About Miracle II Neutralizer Consumers should not use Miracle II Neutralizer and Miracle II Neutralizer Gel Drug products, which are not approved and are contaminated with bacteria that can cause severe infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. The products, made by Tedco Inc. of West Monroe, ... Read on »
Some promising research from Down Syndrome Education International by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:51pm Dear Friend, This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the day I received a letter from a father of a young girl with Down syndrome describing her (then) surprising aptitude for reading. This letter, from the late Leslie Duffen about his daughter Sarah, was the start of a fascinating journey. During this time I have been privileged to be in ... Read on »