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Acute Cerebellar Ataxia: Everything You Need to Know

[Source:  Medical News Today] Ataxia means the loss of coordination of body movements. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a disorder in children that causes a sudden loss of coordination. It is relatively prevalent in children, especially following an infection or serious … Continue reading

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‘Magic therapy’ Program Helps Reduce Pediatric Patient Anxiety

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The experience of stress and fears upon hospitalization is frequent with pediatric patients. A new study of pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital reveals that a program called MagicAid helps significantly reduce both patient and caregiver … Continue reading

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For Young People with Psychosis, Early Intervention is Crucial

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Andrew Echeguren, 26, had his first psychotic episode when he was 15. He was working as an assistant coach at a summer soccer camp for kids when the lyrics coming out of his iPod suddenly morphed into … Continue reading

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Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Fined Over Autism Claims

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Pennsylvania officials this week announced a $1 million fine against insurance giant UnitedHealthcare for denial of, or sometimes failure to pay, customers’ claims relating to mental health care. UnitedHealthcare also inaccurately calculated consumers’ total out-of-pocket costs for … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Skills as a Predictor of Math Skills

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Fine motor skills and math abilities in children have been investigated by researchers to determine their associations with one another. Do fine motor skill abilities effect the development of math skills? Is the development of math … Continue reading

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