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Medical Advisory Board Update: Welcoming Drs. Dowtin & Chalak

We are excited to welcome two new members to our Medical Advisory Board, Dr. LaTrice Dowtin, perinatal mental health counselor, and Dr. Lina Chalak, pediatric neurologist and researcher. Both bios are available below.

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All About Tone: The Differences Between Spasticity, Dystonia, Rigidity and Low Tone

Spasticity, Dystonia, High Tone, Low Tone and more, are hot topics that are talked about with gross motor development, and often when a child may be diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy from HIE. We worked with Medical Advisory Board member, Ed Hurvitz, MD, pediatric physiatrist from the University of Michigan to help our families understand a bit more about each term.

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Bhooma Aravamuthan, MD, DPhil joins the Medical Advisory Board

We are excited to welcome Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan, pediatric neurologist specializing in movement disorders, to our Medical Advisory Board. She will be working with Hope for HIE to bring more education to our community in the area of movement disorders, in particular dystonia, which has negative impacts on many children with HIE. Her full bio is below.

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2020 Year in Review

HOPE FOR HIE: YEAR IN REVIEW 2020
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Dear Hope for HIE community,
2020 was an incredible year for our organization, despite the difficult year a global pandemic brought to each of us.
We grew to serve over 6,000 families worldwide, which brought upon wider recognition from our clinical partners, opening more doors to collaboration. We celebrated six years as a 501c3 organization, and have the following highlights we want to share:
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Navigating a Plot Twist

Just a few days before the Christmas holiday, my four year old and 8 year old children were buzzing with excitement. They begged us to have sleepovers in each other's rooms, and we happily obliged, seeing their joy earlier in the year during the pandemic when they were looking for new adventures in an uncertain time. My husband turned back on the video baby monitors we've continued to use well out of infanthood, "just in case they decide to cause shenanigans in the middle of the night."

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