Autism

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iPads, Tablets Could Help Children With Autism

A third of children with autism have difficulty speaking at the age of five even after years of early intervention. Researchers have discovered that iPads and tablets can help those children communicate.

08/29/2014

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Talented Musician With Autism Running Out Of Money For College

A talented young man battling autism is determined to become a professional musician but his college money was all used up to get him this far.

06/11/2014

Johanna Burke with her autistic son Aiden (credit: CBS)

CDC Says Autism Reported In Children Continues To Increase

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of children reported with autism continues to increase.

03/27/2014

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One In 68. What’s Behind The Jump In Children With Autism?

The CDC now estimates that one in 68 children in America has some form of autism. That’s a 30 percent jump in just a few years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new numbers, and has advice on what you need to know as a parent.

03/27/2014

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You Believe What?!?

A lot of people love conspiracy theories, and it’s no different when it comes to health. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, what you falsely believe may hurt you.

03/20/2014

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Autism/Asperger’s Not To Blame

Some people are linking the shooting in Connecticut with autism, or something called Ausperger’s Disorder. But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, those alone aren’t the cause — there something else going on to cause this type of violent behavior.

12/16/2012

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Researchers Find New Possible Clue For Cause Of Autism

Doctors and researchers are still struggling to uncover what causes autism, but now there’s a possible new clue.

11/12/2012

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Flu, Fever, And Autism

Does having the flu during pregnancy cause autism? A new study suggests maybe so. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the actual risk, and what you can do to lower it.

11/12/2012

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

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Nonprofit Helps Families Learn To Live And Learn With Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says one in 88 children in the U.S. has autism. For boys that number is one in 54.

04/22/2012

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