Archive for the ‘Health Notes’ Category

Researchers at Georgia Tech hope to create an inexpensive, computerized early warning system for young children who have autism. The socially-isolating affliction is frightening for parents, but it can be treated. And that treatment can be more effective with early intervention, project members said. Children, on average, are not screened by an autism expert until [...]

At exactly 10:30 a.m. the other day, the infants in room 224 at the Weinstein School settled down for wheat crackers and milk. Ilana Herman(left) teaches Sadie Kitey to rub her belly using sign language to say “please” during snack time at The Weinstein School at the Marcus Jewish Community pre-school class in Dunwoody. Mark [...]

There’s more information about the claims of undocumented births made by state legislator Debbie Riddle on CNN this week, as explained in this earlier MedBlog post. Based on figures released today by the Harris County Hospital District, it turns out that 58 percent of babies born in fiscal year 2010 were delivered by undocumented immigrants. [...]

The ozone that spread across Atlanta again Wednesday pushed the metro area over the threshold for another violation of federal clean air standards. The hazy Atlanta skyline looms over I-20 motor traffic as it moves westward past Riverside Parkway while Atlanta reached a code orange smog alert for the fifth day in a row Thursday, [...]

Former weight: 288 pounds Current weight: 198 pounds Pounds lost: 90 pounds Height: 5 feet 9 inches Age: 57 years How long he’s kept it off: He started in August 2009 and reached his current weight in July. Personal life: “My wife, Ann, and I live in Gainesville, next door to our son, daughter-in-law and [...]