Category: Patient Resource


Defining Key Terms in Discussing Turner Syndrome

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Medical information can be confusing, and defining key terms in discussing Turner Syndrome (TS) is important. In this post, we aim to provide definitions of some general medical terms and some specifically associated with TS. General Medical Terms Amniocentesis: procedure…

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Autoimmune Diseases Common in Turner Syndrome

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In this post, we will discuss some of the autoimmune diseases commonly associated with Turner Syndrome (TS), including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, diabetes, and celiac disease. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions below. Note: The information…

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Autoimmune Diseases and Turner Syndrome: a Brief Overview

This post provides a general overview of autoimmune diseases associated with Turner Syndrome (TS). Note: This post is solely intended to inform and educate readers. It should not be considered medical advice and is not a substitute for recommendations or…

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How To Advocate for Your Child in School: Navigating 504 Plans and IEPs

Do you or a loved one have a child who struggles in school? Are you having difficulty advocating for their academic needs? Learn how to advocate for your child in school using a 504 plan or Individualized Educational Program (IEP)…

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Financial Resources for Growth Hormone Therapy

Do you have a child or loved one who has Turner Syndrome (TS) and needs growth hormone therapy (GHT) but cannot afford it? Do you know another parent in this situation? Read below to learn about what financial resources for…

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Finding Answers to Your Questions about Turner Syndrome

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Amy and Chris are the parents of Avary, a wonderful, now four-year-old little girl who has Turner Syndrome (TS). They have long been advocates for TS awareness, having navigated the stages of coping with diagnosis, finding care, and parenting a…

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Peer Chat: Self-Advocacy and Turner Syndrome

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Written by Elizabeth (Liz) Rivera, Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) intern and blog writer. Self-advocacy is important for any patient who has Turner Syndrome (TS) and their caregivers. The ability to speak up for your needs is crucial to ensure access…

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Tips for Obtaining your Driver’s License

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A common challenge for women and teenagers who have Turner Syndrome is obtaining a Driver’s License. Cognitive issues related to visual-spatial awareness and executive functioning are often associated with TS. These challenges can make it difficult to learn to drive….

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Turner Syndrome Patient Guide Available Upon Request

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup] The Turner Syndrome Patient Guide is available upon request. The “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care of Girls and Women with Turner Syndrome- Brief Synopsis” is a guide that provides a summary of the main points from…

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