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ASD as a Developmental Disorder - A Suggested Neurological Underpinning by Ian P. Patient Expert Posted Sat 16 Jun 2007 10:00pm (This post is available in MS Word. To request a copy, please e-mail me - see sidebar for address.) In a previous post – Autism, Genius, and Minicolumns – I wrote about a research paper by Dr Casanova et al comparing the brains of three prominent neuroscientists vs. controls. One of the findings in this paper was a similarity (and differences ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Thalassemias Thalassemias is the name for the group of genetic blood diseases which vary widely in severity. As frightening as thalassemias can be, the outlook is encouraging. In the past 20 years, new therapies have greatly improved the quality of life and life expectancy in kids who are diagnosed with this disease. What Is Thalass ... Read on »
Passion by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 06 May 2010 9:38am Simply stated, I am beyond the point of passionate regarding the importance of raising awareness of many rare conditions affecting our children. Sure, my own little one is living with hydranencephaly... a cephalic disorder that happens roughly one in 10,000 births. Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions which affect the brain and central ne ... Read on »
What causes an eating disorder? by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 11 Jul 2009 10:05pm This is pretty much the $64,000 question in the ED world right now. It sounds kind of silly, but the question remains: what causes eating disorders? And the truth is, we don't know. We know what doesn't cause eating disorders, which includes skinny supermodels, bad parenting, and control issues. Do they contribute? Absolutely. But that's different ... Read on »
Anatomic Problems of the Colon by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. When the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs is abnormal, digestive problems result. Some of these anatomic problems can occur during embryonic development of the fetus in the womb and are known as co ... Read on »
Very Low Birthweight Down Syndrome Infants at High Risk for Heart, Lung Disorders by Medline Plus Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 10:53am Very low birthweight Down syndrome infants are at higher risk for disorders of the heart and lungs than are very low birthweight infants who do not have a chromosomal variation, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network. ... Read on »
Explaining Chronic Illness to Your Child by Lisa C. Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 8:56pm I loved this article and thought it was very helpful. My son is currently 4 and a half and learning a bit more about "mommy's owies." As Christians he's also trying to figure out in his own mind why God heals his owies, like a scraped knee, but not Mommy's. Overall, I thought this article was much-needed and a great reference. Lisa ~~~~~~ ... Read on »
The Down syndrome Glossary by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care. Alzheimer's disease: See: Alzheimer disease. Analysis: A psychology term for processes used to gain understanding of complex emotional or behav ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Barth syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 05 Aug 2014 6:07pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2014 What is Barth syndrome? Barth syndrome is a rare condition characterized by an ... Read on »
Making Your Baby Healthy: Months Before Birth by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:16pm In today’s New York Times Magazine, I was disturbed to see a major misrepresentation. The article described a social movement of fat-acceptance activists. Robin Marantz Henig made points with which I agreed: some people can be fat and healthy; we should emphasize intuitive eating; and the emotional and physical benefits of exercise are often u ... Read on »