| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| Dec 26, 2012
Johnathan Franklin has gone through a lot of nicknames. There's "Jet Ski" for his speed in his Pop Warner football days, and "Hollywood" for his season-two gig on the reality show "Baldwin Hills." The latest handle for the UCLA star is "Mayor," because...
| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A human voice has no special ring to the autistic brain because areas related to reward and emotional context are not well wired to its center of voice recognition, a Stanford University study has found.
The findings, published Monday in the...
| Dec 30, 2012
Janice Patterson remembers calling her mother to announce she was engaged. There wasn't much excitement on the other end of the line.
"She said, 'Well, I'll tell your father. It's your life,' Janice recalls. "Then she said, 'I have to get off the...
| Apr 29, 2013
"Awesome!" squeals Justin Slattery, after the sensei flips him over his shoulder with a solid thud onto the mat.
But the 6-year-old's karate lesson isn't about cool stunts. For several weeks, he has been diligently working on his coordination and focus,...
| Apr 22, 2013
When Kelly Robinson scaled back her work in the United States Air Force to care for her toddler, Rachel, she had visions of peaceful, cozy days full of bonding.
In reality, every "transition" became a struggle. Nap time required cajoling. Turning off...
| Jun 3, 2013
Lauren was about 2-years-old when she was diagnosed with autism, and her mother, Darcie Crawford, was overwhelmed, not only by this news, but about how to proceed in finding the right specialists and services for her little girl.
"We didn't really know....
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:39 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Asperger's Syndrome — Second Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Support and education. Howard County Autism Society Resource Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia. Elaine McAuliffe, 410-730-0068 or elainemcauliffe@...