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Parental Support Is Key When Autistic Adolescents Want To Learn To Drive

Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of special...
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Major League Baseball Grant Funds Study Of Pitch Counts, Throwing Injuries

For youth baseball players, especially those who play competitively and often, throwing arm injuries are becoming too common. “There has been an increase in arm injuries in y...
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Study Shows Experimental Drug Can Encourage Bone Growth In Children With Dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called voso...
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“Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero

Gilda Giron was just 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound revealed her baby had myelomeningocele—the most severe form of open spina bifida, a birth defect that affects backbon...
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New Radiation Therapy Shows Promise For Treating Essential Tremor

Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of...
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Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major r...
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Phantom Sensations: When The Sense of Touch Deceives

Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study in the scientific journal "Current Biology" shows how healthy people can sometimes...
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Enjoy The Journey: Avoid Travel Aches And Pains This Summer

Author T.S. Eliot once wrote, “The journey, not the destination, matters.” As any well-healed traveler can attest, however, the journey can also be rough on the body. Whether ...
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Sharp Mary Birch Hospital For Women & Newborns Announces World's Smallest Surviving Baby

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, the largest maternity hospital in California, is proud to announce the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive. Wei...
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Home Exercise Program Reduces Rate Of Falling In At-Risk Seniors

An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36%, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the Amer...
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Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training In Charleston

The Parkinson's Foundation announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, ATTP® in Charleston, SC. The th...
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Study Could Lead To 'Cognitive Therapy In Your Pocket'

Based on a study by McLean Hospital researchers, individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver o...
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The ACR And The Arthritis Foundation Present New Guidelines Offering Therapeutic Approaches And Treatment Options For Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One guide...
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ALS Research Reveals New Treatment Approach

On June 2, 1941, at the age of 37, baseball player Lou Gehrig succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive muscle degeneration disease. Today, nearly 80 yea...
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A Super Tool Helps Kids With Autism Improve Socialization Skills

A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when the...
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Researchers Create Standardized Measurement For Pediatric Facial Palsy

An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improv...
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Baptist Health Partners With PatientPing, Enabling Real-Time Care Coordination Across Acute And Post-Acute Care Settings

PatientPing, the nation's leading care coordination platform, today announced a new partnership with the Baptist Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Baptist Health Car...
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New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern ye...
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Build New Specialty Care and Urgent Care Center in Abington

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced plans to open a new 37,000-square-foot Specialty Care & Urgent Care Center in Abington, PA. This is the latest expan...
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Motus Nova Expands FDA-Approved Robotic Stroke Therapy System, Adds New Hospital Partners

Motus Nova, a technology firm offering the only robotic system approved by the FDA to be as effective as an in-person therapist for remote stroke rehabilitation, announced tod...
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Telerehabilitation Benefits Patients With Late-Stage Cancers

Recent research led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patien...
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New AAN Guideline For Treating Tourette Syndrome And Other Chronic Tic Disorders

For people living with Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders, there are effective treatments that may help improve symptoms, according to a new guideline by the Am...
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Preschoolers With Chronic Constipation Tend To Be Picky Eaters

n the first study of its kind in the U.S., researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribu...
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Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable As Early As 14 Months

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier tr...
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Occupational Therapy For Myositis

The Myositis Association celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month in April with a conversation with Dr. Malin Regardt, an occupational therapist on TMA's Medical Advisor...
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