D.C., Steve Futterman, Christina Grant discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Some people thought they were hearing fireworks, it turned out, of course, to be gunshots, there is still no motive for the shooting. Those at the parade still can not believe what they witnessed. That's crazy. Yeah, I've never seen anything like it. CBS News special report. I'm Steve futterman. D.C. has learned a gay lesbian or transgender kids have a disproportionately higher risk of being hurt or hurting themselves and that is pushing the city into action. The findings from the D.C. youth risk behavior survey were startling enough that the city's school superintendent wanted to tackle them head on. Here's why. It tells us that our D.C. used that identify as lesbian gay bisexual or transgendered disproportionately experienced health risks as suicidal thoughts and ideations or sexual violence. Christina grant says a new three year program will help by training teachers how to recognize signs of trouble and help. There will also be a renewed effort to educate about sexually transmitted infections like HIV for middle and high schoolers. Grant says the goal is to ensure teachers create supportive classroom environments. Hillary Howard WTO news. The $764,000 cost is being paid for with federal stimulus money. Back in the 60s, the lifespan of a person with down syndrome was just ten years. Now such a lifespan can last 60 years, but until recently there were no guidelines for treating, the special health problems many adults with down syndrome face. The global down syndrome foundation is out with a guide for family members and caretakers, the right recommendations touch on the most common health problems, things like behavioral issues, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, instability of the bones at the base of the skull and neck, osteoporosis, thyroid issues, and celiac

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