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Parents striving to give daughter with Rett syndrome the best life possible

There’s something essential to childhood that Daphne Calvert will never fully experience. In November 2017, Daphne’s hand use started to regress. Three months later, in February 2018, she was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that almost exclusively appears in girls and causes severe impairments, according to rettsyndrome.org. …

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Cystic fibrosis in children: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the cells that produce mucus, digestive fluids, and sweat. People with cystic fibrosis (CF) usually receive a diagnosis in early childhood. More than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States are currently living with the condition. CF can cause various …

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It Took a 400-Mile Trek for Me to Finally Stop Resenting My Body

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Codependency in the Family: Short and Long-Term Effects on Children

(Source: KonstantinChristian/Shutterstock.com) by Katie Hill | August 14, 2019 Families are faced with challenges which are regular part of life — granted — but a dysfunctional family, or family member, may lead to what is called codependency. It’s a hot topic in mental health and wellness communities right now. You’ve …

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Study: Most children with ADHD lack school readiness skills

Dive Brief: More than three-fourths of young children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not ready for school, compared to only 13% of other children, according to a new study appearing in the journal Pediatrics. Compared to peers without such symptoms, they were more than seven times as …

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