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Utah looking for applicants for Autism Medicaid Waiver
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Utah is looking for 35 families who will qualify for the Autism Medicaid Waiver which provides autism treatment for children ages 2 to 6. The program was approved two years ago by the state legislature. "The kids have made such great strides that they've made the program ongoing now," said Tom Hudachko, spokesperson for the Utah Department of Health.
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Stem cells may repair 'irreversible' heart damage
Forbes
In December 2011, Steven Salzberg reported on one of the first attempts to inject stem cells into damaged hearts. In that study, published in The Lancet, scientists grew stem cells from patients' own hearts after the patients had suffered serious heart attacks. These were patients who had serious, irreversible heart damage.
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US Senate panel examines alternatives to pain drugs
vtdigger.org
With chronic pain affecting more than half of all veterans eligible for VA healthcare, the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently looked at efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to therapies, like acupuncture and yoga, as alternatives to addictive narcotics.
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Vermont's GMO bill expected to face major legal challenges
NPR
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will sign a landmark bill into law, making the state the first to require food producers to label products made with genetic engineering. The law won't go into effect for two years, but it's already become a hot topic at the first outdoor farmers market of the season in the capital city of Montpelier.
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Lingerie model Hilary Rhoda models alternative medicine
USFinancePost
Victoria's Secret Angel Hilary Rhoda recently removed her top on Twitter to show off marks from a cupping session she recently had done. The picture of Rhoda's back, who is known for images in Sports Illustrated, were "terrifying" according to some.
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Medical cannabis treats autism
Guardian Liberty Voice
Once thought to be the sole domain of criminals, jazz musicians and beatniks, marijuana is coming into the mainstream as a viable treatment for a wide variety of ailments, including autism. For many, medical cannabis is now found to be a treatment that works when all others have failed. After pharmaceuticals cease working and other medically prescribed treatments come up lacking, many parents have found that plant medication is what works for their kids and family.
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New technique expands number of functional cord blood stem cells for transplantation
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai via News-Medical.Net
Adults suffering from diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related disorders may benefit from life-saving treatment commonly used in pediatric patients. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new technique that causes cord blood stems cells to generate in greater numbers making them more useful in adult transplantation.
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Study: Environment as important as genes in autism
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in leading to autism, as big a factor as genes, according to the largest analysis to date to look at how the brain disorder runs in families. Sven Sandin, who worked on the study at King's College London and Sweden's Karolinska institute, said it was prompted "by a very basic question which parents often ask: 'If I have a child with autism, what is the risk my next child will too?'"
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The Remedy Room offers IV therapy in New Orleans
bestofneworleans.com
Jonathan Ferrara made a common mistake — he drank too much at Harrah's New Orleans Casino. Ferrara walked slowly into The Remedy Room, a ritzy rehydration therapy lounge on St. Charles Avenue, with his sunglasses still on. It was just after 10 a.m. on the first day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and he was not about to let his nasty hangover ruin a longstanding tradition.
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