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Destiny: Is it in the Genes?



ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women are four-times as likely to develop arthritis, nine-times as likely to have lupus, and twice as likely to have multiple sclerosis. Men, on the other hand, are four-times as likely to develop autism and twice as likely to develop Parkinson's. Why do these diseases affect men and women differently?


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Living with Asperger's Syndrome

An "Ability," Not a Disability for this Gifted Teen

By Elsa Cremer


Matt is a 17-year-old senior at Perpich Center for the Arts High School. After several mis-diagnoses Matt was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a high functioning form of autism, when he was three-years-old.


I sat down with Matt, a tall, good-looking young ... Continue reading Living with Asperger's Syndrome

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Autism: What Every Mother Needs to Know


By Elsa Cremer


Imagine this: Your child is getting dressed for school, sifting through the shirts hanging in the closet. He pulls out a blue collared button up shirt. Suddenly, the sight of the cream colored buttons that run the length of the shirt makes his mouth tense up and triggers an overwhelming gritty metallic taste in his mouth. Or this: you make scramble ... Continue reading Autism: What Every Mother Needs to Know

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AAP Urges Autism Screening for All Kids Under 2


Calling autism an "urgent public health issue," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in early 2007 that about 1 in 150 children in the United States are diagnosed with the developmental disorder - a higher rate than health officials had previously thought. Now, in an effort to help detect autism as early as possible, the American Academy of Pediatrics ( ... Continue reading AAP Urges Autism Screening for All Kids Under 2

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Pervasive Developmental Disorder


It can be difficult to know at first if a child has a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). PDDs are a wide spectrum of social and communication disorders, including autism, that can be complicated to diagnose. However, there are acknowledged criteria for determining if a child has a PDD and there are ways to help children with these disorders at an early age. Typically, the ... Continue reading Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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