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May 15-June 15 is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Jun, Fri 06, 2014

May 15-June 15 is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. It’s estimated that three to six out of every 1,000 children has Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is an inherited syndrome, so if one parent has a dominant Tourette Syndrome gene, there is a 50% chance the child will develop Tourette Syndrome. Males are three times more likely to develop, and 75% of children with Tourette Syndrome develop tics before the age of 11.

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Know the Facts: Huntington's Disease

Posted by Brittany McNeal on May, Fri 30, 2014

Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary brain disorder that affects people of every race, all over the world. In the United States, Huntington’s Disease occurs in about one in 10,000 people, and currently, about 30,000 people in the U.S. have Huntington’s Disease. Up to 200,000 people in the U.S. are at risk of developing Huntington’s Disease in their lifetime.

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