Entries by MAhmet

What is G6PD Deficiency? How Does It Impact Newborn Babies?

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, is an enzyme in the body that helps protect red blood cells from injury. When an individual suffers from G6PD deficiency, a genetic disease, he or she fails to make an adequate amount of this enzyme, thereby putting red blood cells in danger of cell death (1). While this condition ranges…

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Pregnancy Loss: Research Summary

High blood pressure, known clinically as hypertension, is a condition in which the constant force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels is too high. Blood pressure measurements are composed of two numbers: The systolic blood pressure (top number) And diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) The American College of Cardiology defines normal…

Finding an At-Home Caregiver for Your Child with a Disability

Families of children who have disabilities like intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), cerebral palsy (CP), or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy have a lot to consider regarding the logistics of day-to-day life as their children grow. Oftentimes, families consider hiring a caregiver to assist the family and ease the daily life of their child. Caregivers come in a…

Scholarships for Individuals with Disabilities

Regardless of ability level, post-secondary education remains a pricey endeavor for students and their families. Individuals with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), learning disabilities, developmental delays, or other disabilities may worry that their disability will make college even more expensive for them and may start to believe that these steep expenses will make a…