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The Hartford CourantPaula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard. Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
Call it kismet. Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
When Ramona Burton became pregnant with her second child this year, the 37-year-old knew that her age put her baby at an elevated risk for Down syndrome, even though screening with ultrasound and standard blood tests raised no warning flags. Burton...
How does somebody fight a one-in-a-million genetic disorder that makes a new cancer diagnosis almost as common as an annual bout with the flu? Lainie Jones does it with grit, courage and plenty of humor. "Oh, the joys of having veins like a heroin...
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas. Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...
Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
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(AP) — One of the anti-abortion protesters who took to the streets of Washington today says that with the re-election of President Barack Obama, "we have to keep the battle up." Pam Tino of Massachusetts also says she sees some significance in...
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Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people who have a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer, those whose diets are heavy in junk food have an even higher risk, according to a new study. "These patients have this very high risk because of this (genetic)...
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the Jennings family, the unknown is a real part of their lives. Vanessa, 11, and Jacob, 7, were diagnosed with a rare disease in 2008. At the time, Vanessa was 7 and Jacob just 2. Doctors had been testing Vanessa since she was about 2 years old in...
Hundreds of Illinois parents whose medically fragile and technology-dependent children receive skilled nursing services at home through a state-run program are anxiously waiting to find out if their sons and daughters will continue to qualify. The...
There is 12-year-old Davaxha Trollinger's colorful exterior: hot pink threads woven through her hair and a tie-dye dress. And then there's the dark and grim reality of a growing brain tumor beneath that. Davaxha was born with neurofibromatosis type 1, a...
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