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#102 - Orthodontic Care (with Dr. Lindsay Schuster)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Release Date: 05/14/2021

#106 - COVID and Mental Health in Ds (with Dr. Ruth Brown) show art #106 - COVID and Mental Health in Ds (with Dr. Ruth Brown)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Ruth Brown, psychologist from Virginia Commonwealth University, joined the podcast to discuss preliminary data from her study on the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic in people with Ds.  If you would like to add to this data set, please consider taking the survey at http://tiny.cc/DSFAM_VCU.  

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#105 - Hearts of Joy International show art #105 - Hearts of Joy International

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined by Lauren Costabile, founder of Hearts of Joy International.  Listen and learn about the work that this amazing organization is doing to bring hope to children with Down syndrome with congenital heart defects.

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#104 - Become an Ally for Advocacy (with Jawanda and Rachel Mast) show art #104 - Become an Ally for Advocacy (with Jawanda and Rachel Mast)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined today by Jawanda and Rachel Mast who came to speak about the importance of national level policy and advocacy.  They also discussed the National Down Syndrome Congress' Ally for Advocacy campaign, and how we can get involved.

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#103 - COVID Vaccination in Children with Ds (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #103 - COVID Vaccination in Children with Ds (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

In our ongoing goal to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nowalk joined the podcast again today to discuss COVID vaccination in children with Down syndrome down to 12 years old.  Dr. Nowalk also addressed the latest CDC guidelines on vaccinated individuals being mask-free in public settings.

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#102 - Orthodontic Care (with Dr. Lindsay Schuster) show art #102 - Orthodontic Care (with Dr. Lindsay Schuster)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Listen as Dr. Vellody answers yet another listener question, this time discussing orthodontic care with Dr. Lindsay Schuster.  

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#101 - 2021 NDSC Convention (with Sarah Hill) show art #101 - 2021 NDSC Convention (with Sarah Hill)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Vellody is joined by Sarah Hill who is the Convention Director for the National Down Syndrome Congress.  The 2021 NDSC Convention is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families and self-advocates to get information on Down syndrome.  This year's NDSC Convention will be virtual and offer loads of opportunities for attendees that are discussed on this podcast.  To learn more or to register for the NDSC Convention, go to .

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#100 - The 100th Podcast! show art #100 - The 100th Podcast!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Join us as we remember the history of this podcast and hear beautiful music and testimonials shared by our listeners.  And take a listen to this song by Troy Griffith. Troy Griffith "Ten by Twelve" Music Video   

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#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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Listen as Dr. Vellody answers yet another listener question, this time discussing orthodontic care with Dr. Lindsay Schuster.  

Dr. Lindsay Schuster, DMD, MS - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Book Appointment (upmc.com)