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Poland's Syndrome!!!?

Is there anybody in the DC metro area who has this syndrome? I have it and have been trying to meet a person with the same conditiion. Is anybody out there??!!!!! Let Me Know!!

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Is Poland Syndrome genetic?

The Poland syndrome is not genetically determined, according to present knowledge.
It is a birth defect and is suspected to be due an interruption of the blood supply to the subclavian arteries at about the 46 th day of embryonic development.  (+ info)

Does anybody have Poland Syndrome?

just wanted to know how many people have it cause I do bI was born with it

Poland syndrome consists of a deficiency of subcutaneous fat and muscles on one side of the body. It may include underdevelopment of the arm, hand, and fingers on the same side, and may be associated with other conditions such as Moebius syndrome or Klippel-Feil syndrome. The right side of the body is affected twice as often as the left.

It is difficult to determine how many individuals are affected by Poland syndrome, since mild cases may go unnoticed or be misdiagnosed. One study estimated that it may occur in 1 in 30,000 individuals. Poland syndrome does seem to affect males more commonly than females.

Poland syndrome has several distinctive symptoms:

* Chest muscle deformities - absence of the pectoralis minor and the breastbone part of the pectoralis major
* Undedevelopment or absence of breast or nipple on the affected side
* Patchy absence of hair under the arm on the affected side

Additional symptoms on the affected side may include:

* Underdeveloped or missing ribs
* Underdeveloped arm, hand, and fingers
* Abnormally short, webbed fingers
* Small, elevated scapula (shoulder bone), called Sprengel deformity  (+ info)

What is the difference between Poland Spring water and Deer Park?

They have the exact same label except with different colors, and with different words on the logo.

What I think it is is that they are both owned by the same company, but come from different sources (One comes from Poland Spring, one from Deer Park) What do you think?

They are both part of Nestle. You don't know exactly what you are getting with either one because they have multiple water sources. All water bottled under the Poland Spring label is from sources in Maine. It started in Poland, Maine and had one source until Nestle bought the company. When bottled water became more popular they started extracting from other sources that they felt had similar tasting water. Deer Park started at the Deer Park Hotel and Spa in western Maryland. Now they get water from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. One of Poland Spring's new pumping stations draws water from the same aquifer as my well so you could say Poland Spring water flows from my tap. I like to joke about flushing my toilet with Poland Spring Water. I just hope that Poland Spring doesn't pump so much water out of that aquifer that my well and my neighbors' don't go dry. That has happened several times around the original Poland Spring.  (+ info)

What is the name of the syndrome that the person may appear to have facial characteristics of down's syndrome?

I previously watched a documentary about sufferers of a syndrome whose facial features appeared to be down's syndrome but it wasn't down's syndrome. The grow to be quite large adults and have special needs. Does anyone know the name of this condition?

Klinefelter syndrome  (+ info)

What are the requirements of adopting a baby from Poland or England?

My family tree goes back to Poland and my husband's goes back to England. We would like to adopt a child or two from those countries. I am 22 my husband is 28.
We live in the USA.

England does not have an international adoption program.

Poland does allow some interantional adoptions by american citizens. There are no formal age requirements, but many international adoption agencies will require you be at least 25, and be married at least 2-3 years. With Poland, both parents will need to make 2 separate trips there. Also, when you say "adopt a baby", realize that the children there (and with most international adoptions) will be atleast 1 year old at the time you are "matched", and in Poland, many of the children available for adoption are preschoolers and school age children, so if you're looking to adopt an infant, then this probably isn't the right program for you.

Here are a few links about the Polish adoption process
http://forums.adoption.com/poland-adoption/  (+ info)

Are there different types of Down syndrome and what areas of the body does Down syndrome affect? ?

Also, are there any significant statistics related to Down syndrome? Has Down syndrome received any recent attention from the media? Are there any famous people that have Down syndrome.
Answer as many of the above questions as possible.

There are three types of Down syndrome, garden variety Trisomy 21, mosaicism and translocation.

Read more at:

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome (English, Spanish, French)

There is a slide show that also incorporates videos of the featured 'More Alike than Different' cast at the National Down Syndrome Congress website:


And great information at the National Down Syndrome Society website:
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet

You might also enjoy

Margaret's Guide to Down Syndrome

For bios of actors with Down syndrome, see:

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene


DS in Arts and Media


Michael Johnson


Sujeet Desai

Down Syndrome Links at the Family Village website

Check out this recent New York Times article:

The DNA Age: Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus

Have fun with your research!
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How much Vodka should I put in a regular poland spring bottle to mix with orange juice?

How much Vodka should I put in a regular poland spring bottle to mix with orange juice?

Just to make a regular screwdriver, what would be the correct ratio, or just how much vodka should I put in the bottle?


Fill to the bottom of the label/paper with vodka then the rest OJ
trust me I drank alot in college haha  (+ info)

What is so bad about having down syndrome?

I think people are a lot colder than they want you to believe. Too many pregnancies prediagnosed with down syndrome are terminated! Doctors tell people that their kid will be like some animal and people believe them. I've met my share of people with down syndrome, and they all seem pretty human to me. On top of that, they were all decent folks, which is a lot more than I can say for the general population. And how does knowing that unborn children are purged because of down syndrome affect those who were born and have down syndrome?

WOW!! I'm so glad that there are other people who's lives have been touched as mine has. See when I was 28 I gave birth to twin girls and one of them was born with Mosaic down syndrome. Of course, I didn't know much about it til now....and yes I was shocked. They are 14 months old now, and such a blessing as well as my two boys. My daughter is about 4 months behind in her milestones, but she is always so happy! Out of all my kids she is the easiest to handle.

It's always nice to have other people, who see that they are more alike, then different from the rest of us.  (+ info)

What is the syndrome called when you cannot feel physical pain?

I remember watching a show a long time ago, and this one little girl was born with a syndrome where she could never feel pain. If she fell on the floor and cut her knee, she wouldn't cry, whereas most children would.

What is this called? Is it a syndrome? Is it a medical condition? I just want to know what it's called, and I can do the research on it.

It is for a story I am writing but I don't entirely know what it is.

It's called "congenital insensitivity to pain"  (+ info)

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