Protect Your Kids From The Dreaded Lyme Disease This Summer

GENETIC ALLIANCE BY CLAIRE MENA Whether playing around in the background or going on outdoor outings, don’t forget to keep an eye out for ticks! As the school year comes to an end and summer activities quickly approach, each family will have their own plans for their kids for the next few months. Whether it is summer camp, outdoor activities, or recreational sports, children will have the time to grow and develop, and most important, […]



AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY BY H. BARRY WALDMAN DDS, MPH, PHD, STEVEN P. PERLMAN DDS, MSCD, DHL (HON) AND MATTHEW COOKE, DDS, MD, MPH The emphasis on these specific groups should not overlook the realities that nationally more than 150,000 children less than five years of age have hearing and/or vision difficulties and 2.8 million older children have one or more disabilities. We prefer to dichotomize things. Something is heavy or light. […]


Changing The Landscape Of Health For People With Intellectual Disabilities

SUBMITTED BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS The room quiets as Nathan McClain addresses a team of his peers about the importance of health and increasing awareness about fitness and sport at an April training in British Columbia. McClain, a 22-year-old from Little Rock, Arkansas, is among a growing group of self-advocates sharing the message about inclusive health for people with intellectual disabilities, or equitable access to quality health care, education, and services throughout communities. McClain is an […]


Include Vaccinations in Your Back-to-School Checklist

GENETIC ALLIANCE BY CLAIRE MENA Medical professionals say that the risk of contracting a vaccine preventable disease is infinitely higher than the likelihood of a vaccine-related adverse reaction. At the beginning of last school year, many California parents had an additional item to check off before their children attended the first day of class: vaccinations. In a sweeping victory for public health officials, and to the disappointment of many parents, a new mandatory vaccination requirement […]