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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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When the COVID-19 pandemic started, my first thoughts of concern for our patients and all people with Down syndrome were around the virus and the potential of becoming severely ill with COVID-19. We h
Should men with Down syndrome (DS) undergo prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood testing for prostate cancer screening? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends t
Abstract Background: Persons with Down syndrome (DS) are presumed to be at high risk of severe CoVID-19 due to immune dysregulation and often compromised cardiopulmonary function. Aim of the
This visual handout corresponds to our video on how to wash your hands. It shows the steps for handwashing.
In this video below, Jeff demonstrates how we should wash our hands. As Jeff explains, handwashing is an important thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy! A corresponding visual handout can be foun
UPDATED JUNE 2020 : On June 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it had reached a resolution on the first federal com
*Please note: this article discusses viral testing used to diagnose if an individual currently has COVID-19. This article does not discuss antibody testing used to determine if an individual was expos
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on April 28, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Syndrom
Reports of potential discrimination in medical treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have caused fear, anxiety, and anger within the Down syndrome community. Depar
We received a question about low carb diets. I am looking for information on helping my 28-year-old daughter with Down syndrome lose some weight. We both started a low carb diet a couple wee
We were sent a question about the typical body temperature of people with Down syndrome and how they regulate their body temperature. Body Temperature of People with Down Syndrome Our review
We received a question about a person with Down syndrome who was refusing to eat solids. He was found to have dental disease. He needed several fillings and had a couple baby teeth removed. The dentis
This handout provides 6 ways to make healthier choices for meals. Eating healthy meals helps us do our best at home, school, work, and in the community.
This handout provides suggestions and images of healthy snacks.
This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.
This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.
Abstract Background : The specific distribution of cancers in Down syndrome (DS) calls into question the validity of screening policies for cancer surveillance as implemented for the general populatio
Leptin is a hormone that contributes to appetite regulation and satiety. There is some data that show that individuals with Down syndrome have increased leptin levels which correlates with higher rate
Find recipes for healthy meals that can be made using your microwave! Kylee's Kitchen is a program through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Participants learn basic cooking s
Abstract Background: Women with Down syndrome have a lower breast cancer risk and significantly lower life expectancies than women without Down syndrome. Therefore, it is not clear whether m
This is a visual support based on the Protein video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Grains video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Eating at Buffets video featuring Tyler and Carly.
This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.
Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.
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