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Archive for October, 2015

Down Syndrome Strong – A Note to Epic Health Services

October 30th, 2015

Hi! My name is Alexis Solis and I have Down Syndrome. My parents tell me that I am a miracle baby and a blessing from God. When I was born, my parents did not know that I had Down Syndrome and I had to have several tests completed all over my...

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Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

October 30th, 2015

Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparation and planning can help...

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Epic Patient Spotlight: Julia

October 30th, 2015

Meet Julia Leyva. A kind-hearted 10 year old, Miss Julia is a star kiddo who works very hard to overcome the challenges that Down Syndrome brings. Julia and her family have continued to partner with Epic Health Services since she was a...

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Let’s Celebrate Fighting Germs!

October 23rd, 2015

Join us this week as we celebrate International Infection Prevention Week.

International Infection Prevention Week is focused on highlighting the importance of infection prevention. Established in the late 1980’s, International...

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 22nd, 2015

In celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we will be providing information on how Down syndrome affects individuals.

Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal defects. It is cause by Trisomy 21, which is either a...

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Infection Prevention Week is Here: What You Need to Know

October 21st, 2015

Recently published in the Dallas Morning News’ Special Needs Blog.

Each October, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)—an organization whose mission is to create a safer world through...

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My Child is Stuttering. What Should I Do?

October 20th, 2015

If your child is having difficulty speaking, if they are repeating certain syllables, words or phrases, if they are prolonging them, or stopping and making no sounds for certain syllables, it’s possible they may have a stuttering problem. Many...

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5 Ways You Can Support Your Child Diagnosed with ADHD

October 15th, 2015

October has arrived and with it, a transition from the longer days of summer to the shorter and days of fall. For many, the change of the leaves, the crisp cool air and the fun of breaking out one’s favorite sweatshirt are things that create...

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Let’s Make a Difference This October For Those with Rett Syndrome

October 14th, 2015

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurologoical disorder that primarily impacts females and appears after 6 to 18 months of early normal development. Most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specifi­c developmental delay, Rett Syndrome...

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Happy Physical Therapy Month!

October 12th, 2015

Epic’s physical therapists work with many different children ages 0-21 with a wide variety of medical diagnoses. Has your child been referred for physical therapy? Are you wondering if physical therapy will benefit your child? Here are...

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