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Letting Her Go Towards Independence

I admit to, at times, being a bit of a helicopter mom. Some of that may have been because I was a first-time mom with Kayla, some of it may have to do with having a child with a disability. It's hard to find the balance between hovering for protection and safety, and backing off to allow for growing independence. Show More Summary

Do I Need to Get The Meningitis Vaccine?

Robert Bolan of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center answers frequently asked questions about meningitis in order to help concerned individuals decide whether to get testing or treatment. read more

Take a Cue From Kate Middleton: How to Tweak Your Wardrobe for Spring

As if Kate Middleton weren't more perfect or gorgeous enough, the Duchess has a undeniable knack for freshening up looks -- and even repeating favorite outfits. While on her three-week royal tour with Prince William (and Prince George!),...Show More Summary

Facebook Makes Changes to Your Newsfeed (Again)

Just when we're used to a Facebook design, it seems like the social media giant shakes things up five seconds later.

Beyonce and Jay Z to Headline Summer Concert Tour Together

Call it crazy in love: music royalty Jay-Z and Beyonce have revealed plans to headline a tour together this summer, kicking things off in late June.

Skipping Cardiac Rehab Sessions Linked to Irrational Health Beliefs

How much do you know about your heart health? If you’re getting your health advice from well meaning but misinformed friends and family instead of listening to your healthcare provider, new research indicates you may be more likely to skip sessions of cardiac rehabilitation. This places you at a higher risk of future heart problems. […]

Diabetes, Parenting and the Art of Trudging

Last night, my own middle daughter (non-D, age 14) asked me to test her blood sugar. She was curious if her before-meal shakes might be hypoglycemia. What ensued was an hour-long discussion of what I really do every day with… The post Diabetes, Parenting and the Art of Trudging appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

The Microbiome In Regressive Autism

By Teresa Conrick The microbiome keeps coming up daily in the world of science and health. How is it involved in regressive autism? What is regressive autism? Children with an ASD who lose skills (e.g., social interaction and communication) have...

Active Healing: Creating a Healthy Neurological Foundation for your Child

Please join us in welcoming Sargent Goodchild and his neurological reorganization program called Active Healing to the AofA family. Sargent was the very first provider I met who told me about biomedical treatments, diet, and a wide range of therapies...

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Other Online Platforms

Community mobilization is a recurring theme when discussing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and activities. HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS.gov, rely on the support of the community to help spread HIV/AIDS prevention and care messages. Show More Summary

Dachel Media Review: New Strategies

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. April 15, 2014, CBS News: Some companies see opportunity in autism April...

Trek to Mount Everest Helps Advance Understanding of Diabetes Prevention

A new study, led by the University of Southampton and UCL, took place on Mount Everest and assessed the mechanisms by which low oxygen levels in the body – known as hypoxia – are associated with the development of insulin resistance. Findings may lead to new ways of preventing people from developing type II diabetes. […]

Awkward Actress Nikki DeLoach Shares Her Secret for Slim Arms

Nikki DeLoach, who stars as Lacey Hamilton on MTV's Awkward (which premieres tomorrow night at 10 PM EST) knows a thing or two about being a hot mom! The actress, who just had a baby boy in October, said she got on track to getting her body back by simply being kind and compassionate to herself. Show More Summary

How Many MS Drugs Do We Really Need?

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, my MS specializing neurologist handed me a large binder full of information, resources, and a tab for MS drugs.  This was back in the day of the “ABC” drug choice.  So called because there were only three and they started with the letters “A”, “B” and [...]

WATCH: Your First Look at the Gone Girl Trailer

Remember Amy Elliot, the "amazing" woman whose story we all fell for in the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl? Well she's missing again, this time with actor Ben Affleck heading up the search for her in the film version--and the first trailer for the flick's just been released.

Lashing Out at Your Spouse? Check Your Blood Sugar

Before you give into the temptation to snap at your significant other, check to make sure you’re not just cranky because you’re hungry.  New research shows that lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively. In a 21-day study, researchers found that […]

Glucose Testing via Earlobe, Not Stressful Fingersticks

Ah, non-invasive glucose testing. It’s the dreamed-about Holy Grail of Diabetes, something we know could someday exist but seems to remain just beyond reach. There have been oodles of attempts at non-invasive approaches through the years...Show More Summary

Vaccine Panel with Rob Schneider, Aidan Quinn, Andy Wakefield & More at Give Autism a Chance

Panelists Rolf Hazelhurst, autism parent and attorney, Jim Moody, attorney, Aidan Quinn, autism parent and actor, Rob Schneider, autism parent and comedian, Mike Guido, autism parent and comedian, Jeanna Reed, autism parent, co-founder Autism Is Medical, and moderators Dr. Andrew...

Rebecca Estepp on CW6 San Diego on Autism Awareness Month

Thank you, Becky for your consistently stellar work to get the word out on local and national media about the epidemic. Nice shout out to Age of Autism in the intro and graphics.

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