| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week.
The screening tests, which find small amounts...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Michelle and Melinda Sayers are sisters, 13 months apart in age, that both have the same genetic disorder, which makes it impossible for them to absorb the nutrients they need from food.
For nearly their whole life, they have had to get nutrition from...
| Jul 31, 2012
Keenan Cahill, the 17-year-old YouTube phenomenon with 409 million views and counting, has
already conquered the world of lip-synching and now he’s singing for real on...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Rookie IMPD officer Nick Wroblewski and his wife Ryann hope a weekend rummage sale will help raise enough money to get their daughter Addyson the special treatment she needs.
Addyson suffers from a very rare genetic disorder called Russell-Silver...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Mike and Laura Canahuati's blog about their nearly 6-month-old daughter, who is expected to die by age 2 because of a genetic disorder, began as an efficient way to keep family and close friends in touch about baby Avery's health.
But when Mike Canahuati...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Robert Brown was healthy, willing and a good match: So why not give a kidney to his wife, who otherwise would need dialysis?
There was just one potential obstacle: Brown was 74, an age once unthinkable for a kidney donor.
For this retired psychologist...
| Apr 14, 2013
GLASTONBURY — A few years ago, Glastonbury lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell was wondering why one of her players, Courtney Peterson, was helping out with a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis.
"Her [older] sister said, 'Courtney has it,'" Cofiell recalled...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Call it kismet.
Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
| Mar 3, 2013
Paula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard.
Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
| Mar 3, 2013
Kaylee squealed with barely contained delight as images of her brother, Adam, flashed on the TV screen.
The 4th-grader and her mother, Katie Marceron, collaborated on the video, "Amazing Adam's Story," to show her class at Waller Mill Elementary, a York...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
When Ramona Burton became pregnant with her second child this year, the 37-year-old knew that her age put her baby at an elevated risk for Down syndrome, even though screening with ultrasound and standard blood tests raised no warning flags.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas.
Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...