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Surviving Teletherapy

If you have a loved one who has Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), you have no doubt tried some sort of teletherapy due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While some individuals have taken easily to this new way of interacting, many are finding it difficult. If your loved one falls in the latter category, a few suggestions...

Visceral Adipose Tissue Resides Within the Reference Range in Children with Prader-Willi syndrome Receiving Nutritional Intervention on a Regular Basis

In a recently published study from Japan, 20 children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) were retrospectively evaluated for the effect of nutritional intervention (caloric restriction) and growth hormone (GH) treatment on visceral adipose tissue (VAT). VAT has been shown to be a marker for risk of metabolic complications and is believed to be a better...

Soleno Therapeutics Announces Top-line Results from Phase III Trial of DCCR for Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Though the study did not meet statistical significance for Primary Endpoint, significant improvements were seen in a prespecified subgroup with severe hyperphagia. Significant positive changes were also seen in two of three key secondary endpoints. Interim analysis of Ongoing Extension Study (C602) showed further reductions in hyperphagia of 48% after six months of DCCR...

Sunshine Means It’s Summertime!

Summer is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family, have fun, and de-stress. Whether you are hiking near a remote waterfall, camping in your own backyard, riding bikes through the neighborhood, or running through the sprinkler, doing it as a family makes it more fun and helps create life-long memories. Individuals with...

Exercise: Healthy Fun for Everyone

You have heard exercise is good for physical health, but did you know research also shows exercise is beneficial to mental health and mood? According to the Mayo Clinic, physical activity stimulates endorphins in the brain that elevate mood and encourage relaxation. Exercise can fend off depression and anxiety in individuals with PWS and...

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week and there is no better time to show the teachers in your life how valuable they are your children’s academic success and overall development! I once considered becoming a teacher (Who doesn’t; love the idea of getting out of work by 3 PM every day and long summer...

At Home Resources for Families

Stuck inside your home and need things to do? We’ve put together a list of resources to help you out at home! ✅  Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschooling – complete or partial free curriculum for all ages and stages https://allinonehomeschool.com/ ✅ Khan Academy – education for everyone, math, science, etc https://www.khanacademy.org/ ✅ Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/ ✅ Scripture Typer and...

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month – March 2020 By: Stacy Ward, Director of Family/Medical Support & Special Projects   March is National Nutrition Month. A month when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to focus on making informed nutrition decisions, and good eating and physical activity habits. Parents and families of loved ones diagnosed...

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