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NEXUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM RESTART

HOUSTON — January 22, 2018 — Nexus Health Systems is excited to announce the restart of their national Changes Health and Wellness program at Nexus Children’s Hospital, on the west side of Houston. Reopening on January 15, the program offers support and treatment for patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a rare genetic disorder that affects learning […]

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Advocating for your child in the ER

A Mother’s Experience By Katie Moureau My son Cade is three years old; and has been on oxygen since he was 4 months old. This year started out with a bang!  One early winter morning, Cade’s pulse ox started beeping.  By 5am it was alarming frequently as he was unable to maintain his oxygen levels […]

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Summary Of Active Clinical Trials For Prader-Willi Syndrome Hyperphagia

Research is one of PWSA (USA)’s Five Pillars of Support and also a vital component to the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome.  Thanks to the work of a dedicated PWSA (USA) board member, we can share with you a compiled list of upcoming PWS drug trials. Summary of Active Clinical Trials for Prader-Willi Syndrome Hyperphagia It […]

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Family Thriving Despite Daughter’s Rare Chromosomal Disorder

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As soon as those two lines appear on a pregnancy test, thoughts start pouring in: what will my child’s life be like? Will it be a boy or girl? Will they grow up to be an astronaut? Find the cure for cancer? What will it be like being new parents? Steph […]

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TOO DARN HOT!

by Kathy Clark, Medical Coordinator Body temperature regulation is a challenge for people with PWS. They can easily become overheated, especially during infancy and childhood. Here are some great ideas to help you be safe when the thermometer rises. Outdoor activities should be planned for the cooler mornings, rather than sunny afternoons or the heat […]

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Ask The Dietitian

Announcing the very first installment in our “Ask the Dietitian” series!! In this blog series, Hannah Stahmer, Registered dietitian at the University of Florida answers your questions about feeding your child with PWS! Would you like to see your question answered in an upcoming installment? Log into Facebook ,visit https://www.facebook.com/Prader-Willi-Syndrome-Association-Ask-the-Dietitian-343199949408216/ , and ask your question […]

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Important Medical Growth Charts

PWSA (USA) Growth Charts Now Available! A child’s growth is the single best indicator of their health – important data for every pediatric appointment. For children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, the pattern is not typical, and interpreting each height and weight can create questions and worries for parents and professionals. With the support of PWSA (USA) […]

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Warning – Medication combinations may fatally impair breathing in PWS!

We want to remind parents that impaired breathing is a leading cause of death in people with PWS. After the recent unexpected death at home of a young person with PWS, we want to alert parents and professionals to the potential risk factors with combinations of medications, especially after surgery. PWSA (USA) continues to collect […]

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