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'Vent Camp' Gives Summer Fun for Kids on Respirators

Imagine being a quadriplegic teenager confined to a wheelchair and tethered to a respirator. Think of all the childhood experiences that would be...Camp gives kids a break from being "disabled."

How to Prevent and Treat Poison Ivy

There's nothing more irritating than a skin rash to set your summer activities back. Poison Ivy is among the most common skin rashes to get while...There's nothing more irritating than poison ivy to set your summer activities back.

ERs Attract Kids With Mental Problems

A number of emergency room visits are for mental reasons. Credit: Corbis Give kids access to mental health services, and they still...At least 71 percent of the kids who came to the E.R. with psychological problems already had their own mental health provider.

Having Bipolar Parents Can Be (Who Knew?) Stressful

Imagine dealing with the vacillations and contradictions of someone else's bipolar disorder when you're a kid. Credit: Getty...Researchers measure stress levels in children of bipolar parents.

Autism Questions Answered by Doctor

Watch a video on detecting signs and symptoms of autism.
Parenting a child with autism raises many questions. Credit: Corbis
As a...
A doctor and father of a child with autism answers reader's questions.

Study Finds High Mortality Rate Among People With Both Autism and Epilepsy

People who are both epileptic and autistic have an 800 percent higher chance of dying than people who just have one or the other. Credit:...Doctors stress importance of early diagnoses.

Treatments for Autism: What Works, What Doesn't

Watch a video on how autism can be treated.
Credit: Getty Images Moms of kids with autism usually try everything under the sun --...
There's new guidance in the world of autism treatment: While medications can be a mixed bag, behavioral interventions can help -- a lot.

Researchers Find Link Between Kids With Migraines, Heart Defect

Studies show a link between migranes and heart defects. Credit: Getty Images Children who suffer certain types of migraine headaches...Study offers help for migraine sufferers.

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