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Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

October 31, 2013

Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Autism Treatment Network site partnered with Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH, nurse care manager in the Boone Fetter Clinic, to provide tips every parent and caregiver can use during the Halloween season. Read More »


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Scientists Discover the Reason We Need Sleep

October 29, 2013

Humans need sleep; everybody knows that without it, we get cranky, a bit loopy, and then we die. Unfortunately, science has been a little iffy about it; though we understood the negative effects associated with lack of sleep, no one really knew why those things happened. Now, we’re finally getting some insight into what sleep does for our bodies. Read More »


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Text Messages Are Saving Swedes From Cardiac Arrest

October 28, 2013

Sweden has found a faster way to treat people experiencing cardiac emergencies through a text message and a few thousand volunteers. Read More »


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Autism rates rise in U.S., plateau in U.K.

October 25, 2013

In a finding researchers are still trying to understand, autism rates in British children appear to have plateaued in the past decade, according to a new study released Wednesday. These findings differ from U.S. data, which estimate that the prevalence of the disorder is still rising in this country. Read More »


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