Posts Categorized: Children

Fragile X: a common but unknown condition

Chances are, you know someone whose life has been touched by Fragile X. It’s also highly likely that you’ve never heard of Fragile X, even though it’s the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability, autism and developmental delay. Fragile X is actually a family of genetic conditions that can have profound effects on carriers of…
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Goodbye bad-tasting medicine

Getting a toddler or older child to take medicine can sometimes be a challenge, as many medicines for children come in a liquid form that might not taste too good. Adults can usually avoid having to taste their medicines by using pills. For children above 3 years or so, being able to swallow pills can…
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Advances in sickle cell disease in children

Every year, nearly 1,000 babies in the United States are born with sickle cell disease, which is thought to affect about 100,000 Americans. Forty years ago, the outlook for babies born with the disease was pretty bleak; the average child lived to be only 14. New treatments, early intervention techniques and newborn screening programs have…
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Sweet dreams for your children

First you notice the yawns, then the moody behavior. You wonder if it’s bedtime yet. Are you and your family getting the proper amount of sleep each night? According to Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, a pediatric sleep specialist with the University of Louisville Physicians, insufficient sleep is a problem for kids throughout the year. He said an inadequate amount…
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