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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Summertime safety tips

Who doesn’t love spending time outdoors, especially in the summer? Make sure your time in the great outdoors stays fun by keeping these tips in mind. Don’t bug out Bugs can be a pest at your family picnic or on weekend hike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an appropriate insect…
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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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Protect your skin

As the days grow longer and warmer, kids will begin to spend more time outdoors — at the ball fields, chasing butterflies, making sandcastles, and hanging out by the pool. Yet, too much sun exposure without proper protection can bring an end to any fun in the sun. Despite the fact that sun tanning and…
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Tablets and e-readers offer new hope for those with low vision

Move over hand magnifiers. Tablet computers and e-readers are changing the way people with low vision read. For patients with central vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, font enlargement, or relative size magnification, and contrast enhancement are critical to improving reading performance. Traditional optical magnifiers, which were once the primary…
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