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Arkansas Autism Connection supplies ABA therapy to children of northwest Arkansas

Posted: April 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm

NEWS RELEASE FROM FREEMAN HEALTH SYSTEM JOPLIN, Mo.At age 13, Ethan Koeneman was still unable to fully communicate with those around him. Diagnosed with autism, Ethan was not able to convey his thoughts or emotions through verbal expression. For years, his mother, Shannon Edwards, struggled to connect with her only child Continue reading

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Child autism treatment bill sent to Kansas governor

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The Legislature sent to Gov. Sam Brownback a bill Wednesday mandating for the first time that insurance companies serving Kansans include coverage in health policies for diagnosis and treatment of autistic children. Despite years of opposition from state-regulated insurance companies, a compromise was crafted among parents, legislators and lobbyists to begin limited coverage for children with the complex brain development disorder Continue reading

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Valley organizations honor Autism Awareness Day

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LAS VEGAS – Several valley organizations will show their support for people with autism. Wednesday, April 2 marks Autism Awareness Day Continue reading

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Poor to get help for kids with autism

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Philippine Daily Inquirer Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO MANILA, PhilippinesThe Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will include autism awareness as a supplemental topic in the Family Development Sessions (FDS) for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in April. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said Monday this would promote the understanding of autism, its detection and treatment among poor families, especially those who may not be aware their children have the disability. Continue reading

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Telestroke Program Extends Critical Care to Patients in Rural and Regional Areas

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Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise DALLAS March 31, 2014 UTSouthwestern Medical Center has launched a state-of-the-art telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UTSouthwesterns nationally recognized stroke care during the crucial time period when treatment is needed for a patient of an ischemic stroke, or clot in one of the brains blood vessels. Partner hospitals most of which are outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area can now consult in real time with physicians from UTSouthwesterns Robert D. Rogers Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of only 67 advanced comprehensive centers in the country certified by The Joint Commission Continue reading

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Stark warning on future for stroke services in the county

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NHS stroke services in Herefordshire could go within a month 11:11am Tuesday 1st April 2014 in News By Bill Tanner NHS stroke services in the county could be lost within a month unless patient numbers increase by as much as five times the present figure. Continue reading

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Gene therapy improves limb function following spinal cord injury

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PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 1-Apr-2014 Contact: Anne Nicholas [email protected] 202-962-4086 Society for Neuroscience Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is the main channel through which information passes between the brain and the rest of the body. Continue reading

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UR Medicine Starts Clinic Trial for Parkinson's

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Updated: Wednesday, April 2 2014, 06:11 PM EDT by Kelsie Smith Rochester, N.Y. — The University of Rochester is playing a large role in a trial for a promising treatment that could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. “My wife first noticing it, the hunched shoulders the shuffling of the feet,” said Gary Hilburger. Continue reading

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Northwestern study tests drug against Parkinson's disease

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PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 1-Apr-2014 Contact: Marla Paul [email protected] 312-503-8928 Northwestern University CHICAGO — Tanya Simuni, M.D., medical director of Northwestern University’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a $16 million phase III study of the safety and efficacy of the drug isradipine as a potential neuroprotective agent in Parkinson’s disease. This is the only phase III Parkinson’s neuroprotective study currently funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH. Continue reading

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Kids go crazy with colour to aid Blaise

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Topics: blaise wyatt, cerebral palsy, let’s get blaise to michigan TALKING and chewing are abilities taken for granted by most, but for Blaise Wyatt it is a milestone now achievable thanks to the generosity of the community. Two weeks ago the Wyatt family faced sacrificing vital speech therapy for their son, who has a cruel form of cerebral palsy, when their budget fell $5000 short of the $40,000 needed to undergo treatment in the United States. A crazy hair day fundraiser at Ipswich Kindergarten to celebrate Blaise’s fifth birthday on Tuesday raised more than $600 for the Let’s Get Blaise to Michigan campaign Continue reading

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