Month: September 2016

Group sessions praised for helping in childhood obesity studies

Childhood obesity has been a major problem for youth in the United States. And it is getting more recognition on a global scale. Studies done in Australia provided evidence that when children meet with specialists in groups of up to 10 that their sessions are more effective. Some of the benefits include peer support, more …

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Girls and Autism Spectrum Disorder–providing support for success

It is not widely known, but girls can have autism spectrum disorder, although it’s more commonly diagnosed in boys. Unfortunately, research has lacked in the area of ASD and girls, which challenges families and health care providers. A study conducted in the Netherlands in 2013, found that girls are diagnosed two years later than boys. This delays getting them help and supportive services that could greatly help them.

Understanding ASD–Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism was once considered a rare disorder.  Over the past decade, we’ve seen an increase in the number of children who are on the autism spectrum.  According to the Mayo Clinic, there are over 200, 000 cases diagnosed each year.  Girls and boys can have autism, although it’s more commonly diagnosed in boys.   Researchers have not determined a …

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