Jan. 30, 2015 INCIID Insights: High Prolactin and Organizing Educational Records

High Prolactin Levels
by Carolyn Coulam, M.D.

A basic work-up by a reproductive endocrinologist will likely include a variety of blood tests including prolactin levels. Prolactin is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland sits below the hypothalamus at the base of the brain .

What does Prolactin do?

Prolactin causes breasts to grow and develop. It also causes milk production in the breasts of a lactating or pregnant woman. Prolactin can be found in both males and females. A blood test will determine the prolactin levels and your doctor will have a normal or out of range level and recommend best course of action.

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by Brice Palmer  

In education Records Part I, we talked about the state and federal rules that tell us what our education records rights are and how to write the letter to ask for access to the student’s records.This article is about rolling up your sleeves and going document diving with a life vest.

You can organize and keep your records in any way that works for you. Some parents use 3-ring binders. Some use manila folders and some use Banker Boxes. The purpose of keeping your records organized is twofold: One, you will use these records for specific purposes and two, the records tell the chronological history of the student’s special education. Learn More





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Many couples and individuals with infertility are successful in building their family through treatment. Some build a family through adoption; including international adoption.  Families are built in a number of ways. But all have one thing in common; they are parenting children. Some of those children have special needs. After each article, we schedule a conference call or chat. The next call is scheduled for February 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET. Email us for details.  

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