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Telehealth Reduces Wait Time, Improves Care for Children with Autism Living in Remote Areas

Kristin Sohl, director of ECHO Autism, says that the expanding ECHO Autism will help families and children with autism around the world, especially those living in remote areas.

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Why Pot-Smoking Declines — but Doesn’t End — with Parenthood

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents — but they don’t necessarily quit.

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Health Care Process a Roadblock for Adolescents with Autism and Their Caregivers

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Nancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences at MU, says that as more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions.

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Obesity, Weight Loss, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Based Therapy, Parent Based Therapy, Childhood Obesity

Do Obese Children Need to Attend Treatment to Lose Weight?

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effective.

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Researchers Find Air Mattresses Present a Growing Safety Risk to Infants, Recommend Changes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Georgia have found that as air mattresses become increasingly popular, the inflatable beds place infants at great risk for sleep-related death. They call for a greater recognition of air mattress use in both policy statements and data collection about infant deaths.

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Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer

A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.

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Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids.

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Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Mindfulness-Focused Childbirth Education Leads to Less Depression, Better Birth Experiences

A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

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Can Parents’ Tech Obsessions Contribute to A Child’s Bad Behavior?

Study looks at whether behaviors like whining and tantrums could be related to parents spending too much time on their phones or tablets.







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