Happy National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to all! The danger of texting while driving has been a hot issue in the media for the past few years. There have been pushes from the media and law enforcement to stress its dangers. Do you remember the big push by Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” pledge not to text while driving? (4) The latest push is the commercials that show what was being texted at the time of deadly or debilitating accidents. These touch a special place in all of us.
Edward Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in which there is a third copy of chromosome 18 due to a random error in cell division. Edward syndrome is second in frequency to Down Syndrome.
Patau Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 13, is a genetic disorder in which all or part of the genetic material from the 13th chromosome is copied onto other chromosomes. This extra chromosome causes a plethora of health problems, many of which are severe and life-threatening.
Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, occurs when there is an error on the 21st chromosome. In Down syndrome, a person has an extra copy (or portion) of this chromosome.
This week is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. According to the CDC , 40,000 children are born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). On average, 25% of these children will require surgical treatment during their infancy.