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#70 - Coronavirus in Ds #2 - Myths and Truths (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Release Date: 03/31/2020

#80 - Autism and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer) show art #80 - Autism and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Baumer re-joined the podcast to share her pediatric neurodevelopmental expertise in the dual diagnosis of autism and Down syndrome.

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#79 - ADHD and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer) show art #79 - ADHD and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined on the podcast by Dr. Nicole Baumer who is a pediatric neurodevelopment specialist with expertise in ADHD in Down syndrome.

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#78 - Race and Healthcare in People with Down Syndrome #2 (with Kimberly Ewing and Roxanne Hoke-Chandler) show art #78 - Race and Healthcare in People with Down Syndrome #2 (with Kimberly Ewing and Roxanne Hoke-Chandler)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Continuing in our topic of race and healthcare, Dr. Vellody was joined by Kimberly Ewing and Roxanne Hoke-Chandler.   NDSC Town Hall Meetings on Race Relations Facebook Group: African American/Black people who have Children with Down syndrome

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#77 - COVID and DS #5 - Thoughts on School Reopening (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #77 - COVID and DS #5 - Thoughts on School Reopening (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Nowalk joined the podcast again to discuss preliminary thoughts on school reopening this fall.  

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#76 - International Adoption and Down Syndrome show art #76 - International Adoption and Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Michelle Zoromski, Executive Director, Grants & Operations of Reece's Rainbow, joined Dr. Vellody on this podcast to discuss international adoption in Down syndrome.  Reece's Rainbow

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#75 - Is COVID-19 more common in Down syndrome?  A review of recent data (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk and Dr. Megan Freeman) show art #75 - Is COVID-19 more common in Down syndrome? A review of recent data (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk and Dr. Megan Freeman)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

There have been several papers about COVID-19 and Down syndrome released recently that have gotten some media attention.  Friend of the podcast, Dr. Andrew Nowalk, and our regional coronavirus expert, Dr. Megan Freeman, join the podcast today to discuss their interpretations of these studies.

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#74 - Race and Healthcare for People with Down Syndrome (with Shauntel Neal-Howe and Valerie Williams) show art #74 - Race and Healthcare for People with Down Syndrome (with Shauntel Neal-Howe and Valerie Williams)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Shauntel Neal-Howe (Vice President, National Down Syndrome Congress) and Valerie Williams (Secretary, National Down Syndrome Congress) joined Dr. Vellody on the podcast to discuss their experiences with race and healthcare, including their experiences as parents of children with Down syndrome.

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#73 - Stuttering (with Betsy Gilbert, CCC-SLP) show art #73 - Stuttering (with Betsy Gilbert, CCC-SLP)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Betsy Gilbert rejoined the podcast to discuss stuttering in people with Down syndrome.  

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#72 - Coronavirus in Ds #3 - Navigating Towards an Eventual Safe Return (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #72 - Coronavirus in Ds #3 - Navigating Towards an Eventual Safe Return (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Nowalk rejoined the podcast today to talk about timely topics such as safely bringing children to medical visits and daycare settings.  We also brought a special focus on potential summer vacations and visits with extended family.  Dr. Nowalk also provided his perspective on Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome that has been highly discussed recently given its apparent association with COVID in children.

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#71 - Right to Equal Medical Treatment for People with DS (with Heather Sachs, JD) show art #71 - Right to Equal Medical Treatment for People with DS (with Heather Sachs, JD)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined on the podcast today by Heather Sachs, JD, the Policy and Advocacy Director of the National Down Syndrome Congress.  They discussed the rights of people with Down syndrome when it comes to obtaining equal medical treatment, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Nowalk rejoined us on the podcast to go through several myths (and a couple truths) about coronavirus/COVID-19.