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Improved Telemedicine System Connects Doctors To Autism Patients In Rural Georgia

Felissa Goldstein, M.D., is the primary doctor using the improved telemedicine system at the Marcus Autism Center. Goldstein uses the system for providing early screening and continuing care for children with autism spectrum disorders. (Source: Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

To get the best care for her three autistic children, Mandi Larkin would drive three hours from her family’s home in Tifton, GA, to Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. The drive to and from Atlanta was exhausting. Missed work, missed school and the long drive were constant sources of stress. Today, Larkin’s children receive world-class [...]

Missing Sleep May Hurt Your Memory

The Sleep and Learning Lab in Michigan State University's Department of Psychology studies the relationship between sleep and learning and memory.
Source: G.L. Kohuth

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details [...]

Hour-Long Home Coaching Greatly Decreases Re-Admission And Health Care Costs For Medicare Patients

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, co-author of study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reporting that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39% among Medicare patients.
Source: UH Case Medical Center

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39% among Medicare patients. The study also found that the average cost of care was reduced by $3,700 per patient for those patients who [...]

Patient’s Twenty-Pound Tumor Sheds Light On Liposarcoma – A Rare Form Of Soft Tissue Cancer

Thanks to life-saving surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center to remove a 20-pound liposarcoma, Frank Bollettieri of Staten Island was able to return to a favorite hobby: building model airplanes. Source: Joshua Bright

It caught 75-year-old Franklin Bollettieri by complete surprise. After all, how many individuals carry around a 20-pound tumor and not even know it?  But such was the case for the retired Staten Island resident, husband, father and grandfather. Lingering pain from a fall last winter prompted Mr. Bollettieri to visit his local primary care physician, [...]

SIDS Risks Vary By Infant Age: Bed Sharing Remains Greatest Risk Factor For Sleep Related Infant Deaths

Feet of newborn baby sleeping.
Source: © evgenyatamanenko / Fotolia

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant mortality have several known risk factors, but little is known if these factors change for different age groups. In a new study in the journal Pediatrics, “Sleep Environment Risks for Younger and Older Infants,” researchers studied sleep-related infant deaths from 24 states from 2004-2012 [...]