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Ectodermal Dysplasias: How Nails Can Be Affected

The nails in some types of ectodermal dysplasia may be…

  • poorly developed,
  • small,
  • thick or thin,
  • brittle,
  • discolored,
  • cracked,
  • abnormally curved, or
  • ridged.

In addition, they may grow slowly or shed periodically and may develop light spots, lines, or patches. 272 more words

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Pen Pals Across the Pond!

By Peter Brennan

New South Wales, Australia

When our children, Alice and Tom, were born, we were fairly sure where the parenting phase of our lives would take us. 389 more words

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Should We Stay or Should We Go?

We were making the most of a smokey August in Trout Creek, Montana, last summer. Eventually we started making jokes about our situation…. like, “Is that smoked beef out in the meadow?” 518 more words

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Back in August, we debated about whether to stay in Trout Creek, Montana, the full three weeks we’d reserved or cut out early. Why?

Wildfires. Not just one. 335 more words

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My Story: Emotional Resilience and Hope

by Marcela Hernandez

Lack of confidence has daunted me all my life, from childhood and even into my adult life.

I was born and raised in Uruguay, a small country in South America, the youngest child of a middle class family. 633 more words

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Why I Volunteer for NFED! My Son and others like him!

By Jill Radley

I found the NFED in 1992, upon the recommendation of my childhood dentist at the University of Minnesota. When I received the literature packets I had a light bulb moment. 726 more words

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Who Could Say "No" to Mary Kaye Richter?

By John A. Stith, M.D. , Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, NFED Board of Directors and Patient Care Council

I have been privileged to serve the NFED as a member of the board of directors for several years. 657 more words

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