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“Life Goes On” Actor Chris Burke On Living With Down Syndrome

Many lives around the world are affected on a daily basis by Down syndrome, a chromosomal condition that affects 1 in every 691 babies born. There are over 400,000 people living with the condition in the United States today. The most common type of Down syndrome is caused by an error in cell division prior to or at conception. This is called Trisomy 21, because three copies, instead oftwo copies, of chromosome 21 are created. Down syndrome affects ones intellectual ability and can cause a higher incidence of certain conditions like heart disease, Alzheimers Disease and Leukemia.

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Advantages of Organic Food

Organic food, once regarded as part of hippie culture, is quickly gaining in popularity and commanding larger sections in local supermarkets. Even big business wants a part of the “green” as they race to create products that are more environmentally and health-friendly. The advantages of organic food are many. While some consumers might buy organic food strictly for its health benefits, others support the organic movement for environmental reasons and animal rights. Lastly, there are those who just want to see their local organic farmers thrive.

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Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls

‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway.  But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require…