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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Breast Feeding a Baby With Down Syndrome by Lisa Patient Expert and encouragement to any new moms out there who would like to breast feed their new baby with Down syndrome. *** One of the many widely-held misconceptions about Down syndrome is that babies with Down syndrome won't...
World Down Syndrome Day and Kelly's Upside Down Ball by Jan Patient Expert On March 21st, World Down Syndrome day, Robbin will be donating her hair to Locks of Love... of individuals who have a dual diagnoses of Down syndrome and cancer in Indiana. Wanna vote...
Another Couple with Down syndrome to Wed- Get it Down 31 for 21: Post 11 by Jan Patient Expert lifespan of 55 today. Down syndrome, caused by a chromosomal abnormality, comes with a host of medical... Bernadette and Josh to Wed Thursday, 10/11/07 Couple with Down syndrome prepare to wed...
Day 24 - Down syndrome, The FAQs by Stephanie B. Patient Expert . This extra, or “copied” chromosome in people with Down syndrome is caused by one of three chromosomal... syndrome. Was there something I did to cause it? A: Down syndrome is not the result of any habit or...
Just what is Down syndrome? by Shannon .. Registered Nurse of Down syndrome other than the few obvious ones. I am going to share with you the typical characteristics of Down syndrome, those that Gabi has, and those that she doesn't. Gabi was born with Trisomy 21...
The Down syndrome Glossary by Stephanie B. Patient Expert normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus. Down syndrome : A common chromosome disorder due to an extra chromosome number 21 (trisomy 21). Down syndrome causes mental...
What is Down’s syndrome? by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert This is great. Wise words from Annabelle: “What is Down syndrome”? You may ask. Well I will tell you. You see, if you have Down syndrome, you have one extra chromosome (which is a thread like looking thing...
Entries from March 2009 Spread the word All clear Happy World Down Syndrome Day “Everybody’s got a bi by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Down Syndrome Day, marking 50 years since the publication of Professor Jerome Lejeune’s discovery that an extra copy of chromosome 21 was responsible for the syndrome identified by John Langdon Down. I’m not...
National Institute of Health develops plan for Down Syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert , and vision disorders. Although Down syndrome is the most common cause of mild to moderate intellectual.... The intellectual disability seen in people with Down syndrome is caused when neurons die or do not function...
Down syndrome conference, Behavior session by RK Patient Expert : Caring for children with Down syndrome from infancy to adolescence. If I hear of a conference, I'm... with Down syndrome are happy and amiable--is obviously not true for everyone. BUT--even though kids with DS...

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Causes ... an extra, third, chromosome 21. Mosaic Down's syndrome normally causes milder symptoms. Approximately 2% of people with Down's s ... » Read on
Complications ... blems is known as an atrioventricular canal defect. This defect causes a hole to form within the heart, and can also result in p ... » Read on