Mother says Chatham private school’s lessons proved priceless for disabled sons

Source: New Christian and Jahad Mayers were born twins, but they didn’t know it for years. The boys, diagnosed with autism as infants, were unable to communicate and struggled to understand who the other one was, their mother, Cheryl, said. They fought each other, and...

Researchers Find No Serious Adverse Reactions to HPV Vaccination

Source: Infection Control Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their Danish colleagues have monitored HPV-vaccinated girls via patient data registries in order to examine the incidence of a wide range of diseases and thus determine if there are any serious...

Observations At A Health Fair

Source: Democratic I had a very interesting weekend helping out at my first health fair, one entirely run by a student organization of our med school and open to anyone who doesn’t have insurance and needs free medical care. Throughout the day these were the...

National Disability Organizations Criticize 60 Minutes Story Based On NPR Report

National disability organizations have criticized a misleading CBS News 60 Minutes report on Social Security disability which relied on anecdotal evidence to deceptively portray the vital program as wasteful and unsustainable, despite the fact that award rates fell during the...

Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

Source: New York Times In the United States, from 1998 to 2007, the number of patients in outpatient mental health facilities receiving psychotherapy alone fell by 34 percent, while the number receiving medication alone increased by 23 percent. This is not necessarily for a lack...

Why Is No One On the First Treatment To Prevent H.I.V.?

Source: The New In November, 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a three-year clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, announcing the arrival of a treatment that could reduce the risk of contracting H.I.V. by more than...