Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

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New study finds many children were diagnosed at older ages By Mike Stobbe A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism [&hellip
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Pediatricians support same-sex marriage

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Statement also recommends allowing adoption by single parents and co-parents The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports civil marriage for same-gender couples — as well as full adoption and foster care rights for all parents, regardless of sexual orientation — as the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children. The Academy’s policy [&hellip
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Having a partner in fitness yields many benefits

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By Krisha McCoy, MS If you have a hard time getting motivated to exercise, enlisting a fitness partner may help. A fitness partner can encourage, challenge, pace you, and can make working out more fun. When you are trying to find the right person, there are some things that you should look for. Moreover, there [&hellip
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4 ways to turn good posture into less back pain

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Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. But most of the time, upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repetitive activities at work or home, such as sitting [&hellip
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Monster changes label to qualify as ‘drink’

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Upper West Side Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal guidelines the drinks must follow. Monster’s CEO told the industry tracker Beverage Digest that the cans will now list “Nutrition Facts” rather than “Supplement Facts,” as well [&hellip
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Chamomile May Help After Chemotherapy

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Upper West Side Chamomile has been widely used in children and adults for thousands of years for a variety of health conditions. Today, chamomile is used as a folk or traditional remedy for sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastrointestinal conditions such as upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. It is also used topically for skin conditions and for mouth ulcers resulting [&hellip
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Mediterranean-style diets cut heart risks

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Study participants found diet easy to follow By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at [&hellip
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Time Management Strategies for Caregivers

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iStock_000015649896Medium By Carol Bradley Bursack Don’t let the title scare, you, folks. I’m not presenting a “system” here. Personally, I’ve never seen a chart or graph designed to help me organize my life that I didn’t intentionally ignore. “Systems” designed by experts never seems to consider my life or personality. They seemed like cardboard cutouts, made [&hellip
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