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Dermatologic Manifestations of Down Syndrome

This past weekend I was lucky enough to volunteer at an event held by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. They hold an annual clinic for children with Down Syndrome and their families. They had numerous physicians there including cardiology, ENT and GI as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. The fair was packed full of families asking great questions! I thought I would take a minute to answer some of the most common questions I was asked.

Bans on Sunscreens in Schools

If you read the newspapers this summer, you probably came across a story about two sisters that went to the hospital for sunburns after they were forbidden to apply sunscreen at school. Does your school have a ban on sunscreens? Most likely they do as California is the only state to allow sunscreen in school without a doctors notes. That means all 49 other states including Florida do not allow students to apply sunscreen at school!