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    Dyslexia - Cause

    The cause of dyslexia is not clear, although it is probably an inherited (genetic) disorder because it runs in families.

    Some studies have shown that people with dyslexia have abnormalities in the functioning of the areas of the brain involved in reading and language.1

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    Actor Anthony Edwards Builds a Hospital

    When the producers of NBC’s Emmy award–winning series ER tapped original cast member Anthony Edwards to reprise the role of Dr. Mark Greene one final time for the show’s last season, he agreed, on one condition: His episode salary -- $125,000, to be exact -- would be donated directly to Shoe4Africa, a nonprofit organization that is building a 250-bed children’s hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. The powers that be at ER quickly agreed. Then director Steven Spielberg, whose company is involved in...

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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