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The Medical Minute: Children and Hot Cars a Cause for Deadly Concern

Nearly 700 children have lost their lives over the last 20 years in the United States as a result of being left in or playing in a hot car. At last count, the total in the U.S. this year is 18. July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day.

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Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders Show Differences in Brain Wiring

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Birthweight and Breastfeeding Have Implications for Children’s Health Decades Later

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Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Parenting Skills Improve in ADHD Parents with Medication

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Parenting skills of adults with ADHD improve when their ADHD is treated with medication, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At least 25 percent of clinic-referred children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have a parent with ADHD.

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Loyola to Offer Help for Couples Dealing with Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction among couples is common, yet it often goes untreated, according to specialists at Loyola University Health System’s Sexual Wellness Clinic.

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Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health, issues at school, and some self-care topics than they would be in discussions where a parent is present, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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