| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:30 PM
A West Des Moines psychiatrist claims to use a "miracle drug" that improves symptoms of autism.
Dr. Randall Kavalier prescribes the drug "Namenda," which is designed for and marketed to Alzheimer's patients, to children who have autism or who suffer from...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:46 PM
When other kids stayed home from school during a snow day last month, Robert Maino headed with his mother to the halls of the General Assembly.
The debate around the autism bill fascinated him, so his mother encouraged him to write a letter thanking...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The following is the letter Robert Maino sent to delegates after he watched them debate a proposed autism treatment bill. Maino, an upcoming Christopher Newport University freshman, was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:42 PM
CHICAGO -- Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released on Monday suggest.
In one, a team at Stanford University compared cases of autism...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:53 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Thursday, 7-9 p.m. For caregivers of Alzheimer's patients or those who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's. Learn about the disease, what to expect and how to cope. The Bain...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 3:37 PM
You know the old saying -- if a deal is too good to be true, then it probably isn't true.
That's what happened to a major retailer's online shoppers Friday afternoon.
Sears.com inadvertently advertised Apple's 16GB iPad 2 for $69, much less than...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A developmentally disabled resident is suing the Huntington Beach Police Department for allegedly allowing information about his condition to get out, which he claims led to harassment by neighbors.
John Patrick Rogers, whose criminal record goes back to...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:35 AM
When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.
They're part of the same crew that,...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
ST. CLOUD — The AK-47 attack in one of Osceola County's oldest neighborhoods last month is the latest crime jarring the tranquil image of the century-old community known as "Soldier City," where Civil War veterans settled in the early 1900s.
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Your article on autism ("Hidden in plain sight," 1/1/2012) was clear, interesting, and also insulting to those on the autism spectrum, since it treated these conditions as disorders.
I know that, officially, they are disorders, but as someone with a...
| May 19, 2011
If sending your kid to camp then heading to the spa is your thing, read no further. But if you would rather join the kids for fishing, hiking and other traditional camping activities, read on. Family camps welcome grown-ups too.
"It's a great way for...