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National Plagiocephaly & Torticollis Awareness Day

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Please join Alexandra's P.H.A.T.E., a nonprofit run by and for families of infants affected by Plagiocephaly & Torticollis, in educating your constituents that March 20th is National Plagiocephaly & Torticollis Awareness Day. Our main objective, with this national campaign, is to educate American Families regarding the prevalence and seriousness of these conditions.<br />
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The number of infants diagnosed with flat spots on the head (plagiocephaly) and tight neck muscles (torticollis) have been on the rise in America. Recent studies cite incidence rates of plagiocephaly as high as 48%, and one study cites a six-fold increase in rates of incidence, increasing from 1 in 300 infants to 1 in 60.<br />
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Infants diagnosed with flat head syndrome may have additional problems in the future, including: increased risk for learning delays, increased need for special services at school age, TMJ issues, scoliosis, visual problems (such as visual field defects, astigmatism, auditory problems, psychological), and/or social issues.<br />
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With your support, we can increase awareness about plagiocephaly and torticollis and spread the word about the importance of prevention, early detection, and treatment of these conditions.

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Sep 12th, 2017
Someone from Valparaiso, IN signed.
Sep 12th, 2017
Someone from Valparaiso, IN signed.
Jul 5th, 2017
Tyra T. from Monte Vista, CO signed.
Apr 7th, 2017
Someone from Katy, TX writes:
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One of my twins has it.I wish i had a good information source about it.She has been through 3 docbands.Still very noticable plagiocephaly and torticollis at 18 months.As a parent i am experiencing anxiety and frustration every day.
Apr 4th, 2017
Disne Q. from Omaha, NE signed.
Apr 4th, 2017
Miranda M. from Decatur, AL signed.
Apr 4th, 2017
Randi T. from North Richland Hills, TX signed.
Mar 21st, 2017
Kayla W. from Winchester, KY writes:
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My daughter has this and more research, along with treatment needs to happen to cure this frustrating condition.
Mar 20th, 2017
Stacey S. from Walden, NY signed.
Mar 18th, 2017
Someone from Statham, GA writes:
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My cousin's son had this, and had to wear the helmet. It is a real problem that affects many children.
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