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Definition: Seizures are waves of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The brain has multiple nerve cells that create and receive electrical impulses which help the cells communicate with each o
The Trisomy 21 Toolkit for Transitioning to Adult Medical Care outlines steps individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities can take toward building independence, planning for the
People with Down syndrome can experience a variety of gastrointestinal issues. One of them is intolerance to foods containing lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products like milk and ice crea
Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is compromised, which deprives the brain of needed oxygen and glucose. Strokes can be caused by atherosclerotic disease (a disease in which the inside
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , protein is an important part of a healthy plate. This video on protein is the third part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adu
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , dairy is an important part of a healthy plate. This video on dairy is part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult D
We were asked a question about increased “startle reflex” in a 30-year-old. Please note: The information below is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a su
Knowing how much to eat can be challenging. In this video on serving sizes, Jeff and Kurt share tips for eating appropriate amounts of different types of foods. They show how the size of our hand can
Making healthy choices at a buffet can be challenging. In this video, Carly and Tyler explain and demonstrate helpful tips to address this challenge. The tips in this video also apply to potlucks, fam
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , grains are an important part of a healthy plate. This video on grains is the second part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adu
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , fruits and veggies are an important part of a healthy plate. This video on fruits and veggies is the first part in our "Cooking
Eating too fast can cause us to get a stomachache, cough, or even choke. If we eat more slowly, we can enjoy our food and be healthier. This video talks about a healthy pace for eating snacks and meal
Drinking plenty of water helps us stay healthy. In this video, Julia talks about the importance of hydration and how to keep hydrated. Learn more in our Tips for Staying Hydrated resource.
Some food and drink choices are healthier than others. In this video, Molly and Peter help us identify the healthier choice between two food or drink options. A corresponding visual handout can be fou
Abstract The term dual-diagnosis refers to a person with mental retardation and psychiatric disorder. Most children with Down syndrome (DS) do not have a psychiatric or neurobehavioral disorder. Curre
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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