Archive | April, 2011

Autism by the Numbers

April is National Autism Awareness Month so stories about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are appearing in the news. The CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 110 children is affected by autism. I know a child with autism and you probably do too. Autism is really a broad range, or spectrum, of pervasive developmental […]

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And she’s still here, folks

Nancy Zeiger made it clear when she began volunteering at Children’s four and a half years ago that she would quit once she had grandchildren. In the fall of 2008, she became the grandmother of twin grandsons. In March 2011, she welcomed another grandson. And in April 2011, you can still find Zeiger volunteering at […]

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Marathons May Be for Kids, Too

It sounds crazy, but children may be able to run marathons as early on as first or second grade. Several weeks ago, The New York Times ran “Phys Ed: Should Children Run Marathons?” on their website. The author, Gretchen Reynolds, reported on two different studies: one about running injuries in children and the other about […]

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CT scans and children: tips for parents

You may have seen coverage recently on CNN Health about the increased number of CT, or computed tomography, scans being ordered by doctors for children. The number of these scans has risen five-fold over a 14-year period, according to the research. Radiation levels accumulate over time, so it’s important for parents to think about the […]

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