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Of Mongols and Spots by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor A mom with a newborn recently showed up in clinic with a copy of the newborn's hospital examination, as is customary for our locality. I noticed, buried in the usual neonatologist scrawl a note that read "melanocytic
"In 1974, a conference at the US National Institute of Health attempted to make a standard set of rules regarding the naming of diseases and conditions. This report, printed in the journal Lancet, stated: "The possessive for
First of all I think most people would agree that the proper way to say it is to say, "How do I teach a child with Down syndrome." You always want to say it in a people first language, knowing that your child is a child befo
A Possible Cure for Down's Syndrome? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Our blogger, Sue Trinidad, had posted about changes in testing for Down's syndrome before , but another interesting medical news item appeared today about a potential way to treat the cognitive deficits caused by Down's Synd
Tests to detect Down's Syndrome are damaging too many unborn babies by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Mirror News - Tests to detect Down's Syndrome are damaging too many unborn babies I have never gotten a CVS or amnio done. I've wanted to, but just couldn't do it. After having a bunch of miscarriages, I couldn't risk ha
I know your daughter is likely devestated. I was too. My daughter, Carly is now 7 years old. Although she has had many of the health issues that coincide with Down syndrome, she is doing fairly well. Nothing phases her. I qu
I only have one with DS, but I do know a couple of people in online forums that have more than one naturally and several who have adopted more than one.  Are yours translocation or nondisjunction? 
The burden of Down’s syndrome by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Anyone who reads a lot of Down’s syndrome-related news and blogs has probably already read the recent posts by “Skeptical OB” Dr. Amy Tuteur in which she asked whether we should lament the potential disappearance of Down’s
UK press wakes up to Down’s syndrome statistics by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Back in April I reported on the latest statistics on Down’s syndrome births in England and Wales from the UK’s National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register, noting that I hadn’t seen any reporting of the latest statistics i
Research contradicts Down’s syndrome stereotypes by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Anyone who’s had anything to do with Down’s syndrome will have heard the stereotypes about people with DS: they’re very loving; they’re very happy; they’re very stubborn. G had been alive less than five minutes before I wa

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