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Author Post: Technology, Personalized Medicine, And Autism

By Ronit Molko ForbesBooks Author “In a nascent field like autism, where we are just beginning to understand etiology and treatment, the positive impact on outcomes could be significant.” This could be heady stuff for those of us in the autism community. If you’re like me, your head is swimming with ideas about how this […]

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Love on the Spectrum Netflix review – Autism dating show

MARIANNE ELOISE AUG 5, 2020 I spent most of my life, until my mid-20s, believing I was unlovable. Many of the relationships I have had, both romantic and platonic, have broken down without warning, leaving me alone to assume that I’ve broken some social code that others understand instinctively. Without clarity, I could never possibly atone. So I internalised […]

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5-year-old Pennsylvania girl with autism dies after wandering off in Tropical Storm Isaias

A 5-year-old girl with autism believed to have ventured away from home at the height of Tropical Storm Isaias‘ assault on Pennsylvania was found dead on the edge of a creek Wednesday, police said. Authorities said Eliza Talal wandered off from her Lansdale home shortly before noon Tuesday, a time when the National Hurricane Center was warning that […]

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In Rural Missouri, Latinos Learn to Contain and Cope With the Coronavirus | California Healthline

By Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, KBIA Francisco Bonilla is a pastor in Carthage, Missouri, tending to the spiritual needs of the town’s growing Latino community. He’s also a media personality, broadcasting his voice far beyond the walls of Casa de Sanidad. Bonilla runs a low-power, Spanish-language radio station from the church. He mainly uses the station to […]

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Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19 | California Healthline

By Christina Jewett Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective gear, and nearly twice as likely as white colleagues to test positive for the coronavirus, a new study from Harvard Medical School researchers found. The study also […]

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Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite GOP Resistance | California Healthline

By Alex Smith, KCUR August 5, 2020 Despite strong opposition from Republicans and rural voters, Missouri on Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in expanding its Medicaid program. Voters in Missouri approved creating a state constitutional amendment that will open Medicaid eligibility to include healthy adults starting July 1, 2021. Voters approved expansion by a […]

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Covered California Announces Record-Low Rate Hike for 2021 | California Healthline

Premiums for health plans sold through Covered California, the state’s Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, will rise an average of 0.6% next year — the smallest hike since it started providing coverage in 2014, the agency announced Tuesday. The modest increase follows an average statewide increase of 0.8% on coverage that started in January of this year, […]