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

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Release Date: 12/10/2020

#99 - Education in Ds - Past, Present, and Future (with Ricki Sabia, JD) show art #99 - Education in Ds - Past, Present, and Future (with Ricki Sabia, JD)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined by NDSC Senior Education Policy Advisor Ricki Sabia to discuss topics surrounding Education in people with Down syndrome.  Ricki shared her extensive expertise in this area as well as her personal experiences as a mother navigating the educational landscape.

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#98 - World Down Syndrome Day Special Interview! show art #98 - World Down Syndrome Day Special Interview!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we had some VERY special guests including my brother and parents!  Listen in as they discuss their experiences 46 years ago this month and how they compare to today.  

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#97 - COVID and DS - Variants, Vaccines, and a New Study in Ds (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #97 - COVID and DS - Variants, Vaccines, and a New Study in Ds (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Andrew Nowalk, pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, joins Dr. Vellody to talk about current topics of variants, vaccines, and a new study in Down syndrome from the T21-RS group.  

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#96 - Skin Conditions in Down Syndrome, Part 2 (with Dr. Jillian Rork) show art #96 - Skin Conditions in Down Syndrome, Part 2 (with Dr. Jillian Rork)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Jillian Rork joins the podcast again today as a board certified pediatric dermatologist to discuss skin conditions in Down syndrome.  This is Part 2 of a video podcast series on this topic.  Topics in today's episode include: Seborrheic dermatitis Folliculitis Hidradenitis suppurativa Acanthosis nigricans Psoriasis Vitiligo Syringomas Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) Premature aging Skin cancers

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#95 - Feeding in Infants with Down Syndrome show art #95 - Feeding in Infants with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined by specialists from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Feeding Team to discuss techniques to effectively feed infants with Down syndrome.  Many thanks to our guests on the podcast: Uzma Faisal (Lactation) Jamie Scheller (Occupational Therapy) Sheri Rosen (Speech Therapy)

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#94 - Skin Conditions in Down Syndrome, Part 1 (with Dr. Jillian Rork) show art #94 - Skin Conditions in Down Syndrome, Part 1 (with Dr. Jillian Rork)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Jillian Rork joins the podcast today as a board certified pediatric dermatologist to discuss skin conditions in Down syndrome.  This is Part 1 of a video podcast series on this topic.  Topics in today's episode include: Dry skin Keratosis pilaris Eczema Cutis marmorata Dry lips, angular chelitis Fissured tongue Perioral dermatitis Diaper rash Alopecia areata

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#93 - Infantile Spasms (with Dr. Nicole Baumer) show art #93 - Infantile Spasms (with Dr. Nicole Baumer)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Nicole Baumer joined the podcast again today, this time to discuss a type of seizure called infantile spams that are seen more commonly in people with Down syndrome. For more information and helpful videos, see: Epilepsy Foundation   Dr. Baumer's Summary

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

Down Syndrome Center 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 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 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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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.