As we all know staying in shape and living healthy can lead to a happier, longer life. Running, jogging, and walking can all be very simply yet rewarding ways to get yourself fit and feel better about yourself. As we age and understand our bodies better we learn it is essential to pay attention to our health and well being. Although you may not be able to get to a gym (more…)
Three years ago, Michael and Lisa Carey rescued their 9-year-old, autistic son from a private school in New York after weeks of alleged unreported neglect and abuse. Three months ago, they celebrated the public signing of Jonathan’s Law in New York State.
Three weeks ago, as the Carey family sat at the trial of the man who killed Jonathan, the abuse at the Anderson School felt like a distant bad dream. The (more…)
The government is outright lying about the Hannah Poling vaccine court case that recently went public. They invented a whole new theory of autism causation just for this one case to get themselves off the hook. The government’s explanation of the decision is so blatantly absurd that even the corporate media has noted the contradiction between the government conceding the case yet at the same time claiming vaccines have nothing to (more…)
Wednesday, June 4, what started as roughly 500 people in 2001 has today grown to more than 7,000 supporters. Although the size of the crowd is different, the message is the same. They believe that there is something wrong not only with the ingredients in vaccines, but also with the schedule in which children receive them. “Too many, too soon,” exclaimed the raucous crowd as they marched through Independence Avenue from (more…)
He’s never really shied away from the fact that he is the bleeped-out word in the headline. He even wrote a song about it. I’ve bit my lip for a long time on where I stood regarding Leary’s comments about autism in his recently released book Why We Suck which hit stores in October.I’ve bitten my lip mostly because I was a fan of his comedy and his work as an (more…)
Jim Coman’s son was only a year old when he started receiving medical treatments from Dr. Anju Usman of the True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Ill. By age 5, his son was undergoing vitamin B-12 shots every other day and ingesting 22 pills and three liquids daily. What he wasn’t aware of was that his son was given Nystatin, Diflucan, Secretin, spironolactone, far infrared sauna therapy, and undergoing IV chelation, (more…)
It’s often been said that it’s going to take a president to have a child with autism to ever really make an impact on how our government views the community’s plight. During his speech at the GOP national convention in September, presidential nominee and Senator John McCain, while not directly affected by autism, made it personal. After both his wife Cindy McCain and running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, both pledged (more…)
Over four years ago I walked off a plane in Rosemont, Ill. I was on my way to the Autism One conference when I got the call. My cousin Anna was on the other end of it telling me she had just been diagnosed with cancer. She could barely get through the phone call that day. With each person she told, she later said, it meant that she was putting this (more…)
Over the past couple of weeks, I seem to have been inundated with families and school administrators/teachers who are using the phrase “that’s totally unacceptable” when discussing a certain type(s) of stereotypic behavior(s) of their child.
Some recent examples: one child refuses to be wiped clean after a bowel movement; another child, who smears feces at night despite being put into a one-piece, zipper in the back, full body suit when being (more…)
Communication is hardly a small issue in autism, as communication deficits are often described as the cornerstone symptom of ASD. Difficulty with labeling, mands, and expressive language can be extremely frustrating for a child, often leading to maladaptive behaviors including self-injury, property destruction, aggression, and decreased social initiation. Can exercise aid in the development of communication targets?
When children begin to develop language, a curious happenstance is observed. Toddlers will babble while (more…)
Anyone who looks closely at the earliest cases of autism in the medical literature is struck by two facts: How rare they were, and how much their families had in common.
After poring over those cases during the past year and a half, I’m convinced the two observations are related and may offer strong (but overlooked) clues to the nature of the disorder and ways to help people afflicted right now.
Let’s take (more…)
Pall Corporation, headquartered in East Hills, New York, designs, manufacturers, and markets disposable filters, membranes and other fluid clarification and separation devices for the healthcare, aeropower and fluid processing markets. Gelman Sciences, headquartered in Ann Arbor, sells filtration products in five major business sectors: healthcare, environmental, biotech/pharmaceutical, fluids microfilatration, and Membrane applications.
New Omnibus Patent Bill Introduced in 105th Congress A new Omnibus Patent Bill, HR400, which replaced the Morehead bill (that (more…)
There continues to be important debate about how much money ought to be invested in research on the various diseases and disorders that burden people. It would be ideal to invest all the money that is required to support all high quality medical research. This situation actually did prevail in the U.S.A. in the 1950′s when 90% of research projects approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were funded. However, (more…)
Tiredness from poor sleep habits is reaching epidemic proportions in our frenetic world. Accidents in the home, on the road and loss of productiveness at work can all be related to sleep deprivation. As a nation we average one and a half hours less sleep per night than we did 100 years ago. One in ten people suffer from long standing sleep problems and lethargy from inadequate or disrupted sleep is (more…)
As an English, lass born and bred, I get through a fair amount of tea during the course of a day so imagine my delight when I discovered that it is actually good for you.
Over the past 20 years scientific research has made surprising discoveries about tea and the benefits of drinking it. It seems that tealeaves, like all greens, contain a number or complex chemicals many of which are beneficial (more…)