Please join The Arc for our upcoming February/March HealthMeet® webinars! 

 

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Fragile X Associated Disorders: More than a Syndrome

Wednesday, February 20th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

This webinar will discuss the spectrum of disorders associated with the FMR1 gene mutation: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), Fragile X Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI), and Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS). FXS is the leading known cause of autism and the most prevalent inheritable cause of intellectual disabilities. FXPOI affects 15-20% of women who have the premutation allele of the FMR1 gene and involves clinical features including irregular menses, reduced fertility and premature menopause. Also within the premutation range, the neurodegenerative condition known as FXTAS can occur in 46% of males and 17% of women. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the FMR1 gene mutation, prevalence and clinical features of FX Associated Disorders. A discussion of the varied clinical presentations, associated health conditions and the most recent research on treatments will be included.

 

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**March 2013 HealthMeet® Webinars**

 

 

Oral Health, Disease and Prevention

MONDAY, March 4th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Putting Nutrition on Your Radar

Wednesday, March 20th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Dennis McTigue DDS, MS, a professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry, will be speaking about the causes of dental diseases and the preventative methods/techniques to take that will help to reduce this epidemic.  Poor oral hygiene is prevalent in a vast amount of individuals with I/DD due to various factors; however dental decay and disease can be avoided with the knowledge of good oral hygiene practices.  Dennis will focus on the more common oral health issues facing people with disabilities and routine tricks about how to motivate individuals to maintain good oral health.  Dennis will also provide resources and supports for ways to seek out necessary treatments in your community.   

 

Judith Dodd, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietician and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh.  She will be giving an update on current nutrition/diet guidelines to help put nutrition back on your radar.  It is very easy to get caught up in modern day diet fads, juice cleanses, etc. and not know wh
at or who to believe anymore.  Judith will take an in-depth look at the facts versus fallacies to divulge what’s true and expose what’s not. Choosing the healthier option in the  grocery store can often times be difficult and mislead too – Judith will also provide us with tips on food selection and guidelines to help make grocery shopping healthier and easier.  She will supply resources to healthy eating and nutrition for the future.  Please join us to learn the facts of how to have a healthy diet without all the hassle!  

 

 

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Please check out our HealthMeet® Events page for a full calendar of all our upcoming HealthMeet® events at: www.thearc.org/healthmeet-events