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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

#92 - COVID-19 Vaccine in People with Down Syndrome show art #92 - COVID-19 Vaccine in People with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Andrew Nowalk from Pediatric Infectious Diseases joined the podcast today for an update on COVID-19 infections in Down syndrome.  We discussed the COVID-19 vaccine in general and also specifically in people with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination  

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#91 - Medical History of Down Syndrome (with Dr. Kristen Ehrenberger, MD, PhD) show art #91 - Medical History of Down Syndrome (with Dr. Kristen Ehrenberger, MD, PhD)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Kristen Ehrenberger, MD, PhD joins us on the podcast today to discuss the medical history of Down syndrome.  Dr. Ehrenberger is dually boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and she also has a degree in Medical History.  

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#90 - Financial Planning Advice and Resources (with Rob Wrubel) show art #90 - Financial Planning Advice and Resources (with Rob Wrubel)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Listen in as Rob Wrubel shares personal and professional advice on financial planning on today's podcast.  You can find more information and resources from Rob at his website at http://robwrubel.com.  

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#89 - COVID Town Hall (hosted by DSA Pittsburgh) show art #89 - COVID Town Hall (hosted by DSA Pittsburgh)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh hosted a virtual town hall to discuss questions related to COVID and Down Syndrome.  Dr. Vellody, Dr. Nowalk, and Dr. Freeman were all present to answer questions live.

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#88 - Hot off the Presses!  Adult Healthcare Guidelines (with Dr. Peter Bulova) show art #88 - Hot off the Presses! Adult Healthcare Guidelines (with Dr. Peter Bulova)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Peter Bulova, Director of the Adult Clinic at the Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania, joins us on the podcast to talk about the recently released Adult Down Syndrome Healthcare Guidelines.

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#87 - Down Syndrome Clinic to You - DSC2U (with Dr. Brian Skotko) show art #87 - Down Syndrome Clinic to You - DSC2U (with Dr. Brian Skotko)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Brian Skotko joined us again as a guest one the podcast to discuss Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U), a new and innovative way to get personalized healthcare recommendations for your loved one with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U)  

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#86 - Learning to Read - Tips & Resources for Success (with Dana Halle). show art #86 - Learning to Read - Tips & Resources for Success (with Dana Halle).

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Today, we were joined by Dana Halle, Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County and  Developer and Lead Instructor of The Learning Program and LP Online.  We discussed tips and resources for ultimate reading success in people with Down syndrome. LP Online Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Education International RLI  

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#85 - Does having Ds lead to higher risk in COVID? (COVID and DS#7, with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #85 - Does having Ds lead to higher risk in COVID? (COVID and DS#7, with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Nowalk joined the podcast to give us an update on Down syndrome and COVID.  We discuss 2 recently published articles that have gotten a lot of press recently.    

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#84 - Toilet Training in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD) show art #84 - Toilet Training in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Lina Patel, psychologist from the Sie Center at Children's Colorado, joined Dr. Vellody on the podcast to talk about toilet training.  Dr. Patel is the co-author of the recent book Potty Time for Kids with Down Syndrome: Lose the Diapers, Not Your Patience.  

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#83 - A Friend Like Anian (with Meeka Caldwell) show art #83 - A Friend Like Anian (with Meeka Caldwell)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

In a continuation of our discussions on Race and Down Syndrome, author Meeka Caldwell joined the podcast today to talk about her experiences as a mother and her children's book "A Friend Like Anian."  Amazon Link  If you would like an autographed copy of the book from Anian, e-mail your request to

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