Author Archives: Heidi

How A Dental Clinic Is Filling A Void For Those With Special Needs

[Source:  Chicago Tribune] In a sunlit room down a white hallway in St. Bernard Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, Francine and Rodney Mitchell are waiting. Their teenage son, Andy, lies on an operating table not far away, asleep amid the … Continue reading


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Teen Brain Volume Changes with Small Amount of Cannabis Use, Study Finds

[Source; Science Daily] At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug’s impact on teens may be warranted. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, shows that … Continue reading


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Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

[Source: Disability Scoop] Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that’s offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder. Most people with Down syndrome are able … Continue reading


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Physical Activity in Walking in Children with CP Over Time

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] A recent study in Disability and Rehabilitation examined physical activity and walking in children with cerebral palsy over time. The goal of the study was to create developmental trajectories for physical activity and walking performance for children with … Continue reading


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Exposure of Children to Nature Yields Fewer Behavioral, Distress and Hyperactivity Problems

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The city lifestyle has been criticized as a key reason that children are disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle in regard to active play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do … Continue reading


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