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Waiting Lists For Medicaid Up, Competitive Employment Down

Wide geographical disparities exist when it comes to opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and work in... Read more »

App Identifies Diabetes Through Heart Rate

A smartphone application that tracks a person’s heart rate may be able to detect diabetes using a photoplethysmography signal, which is... Read more »

Extended Family History May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers found that individuals with at least two first-degree relatives with Alzheimer’s disease had 3.98 times higher odds of developing Alzheimer’s,... Read more »

Infection Tied to Higher Risk of Pediatric Illness

Children and teens hospitalized for infections were 84% more likely to be diagnosed later with mental health disorders and 42% more... Read more »

As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

Many Individuals are among a growing number of sleep-deprived consumers turning to a once-little-known hormone, often referred to as the “sleep... Read more »

CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise. The number of 4-year-olds with the developmental... Read more »

New Drug Warning: FDA Adds Boxed Warning For Risk Of Serious Injuries Caused By Sleepwalking With Certain Insomnia Medicines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that rare but serious injuries have happened with certain common prescription insomnia medicines... Read more »

Feds Clarify What Qualifies As “Community Based”

Federal officials have issued long-awaited guidance to help states determine what living arrangements for people with disabilities are considered community-based rather... Read more »

App Helps Police Interact With People That Have Special Needs

In the past, police might have had little information to help them navigate interactions with people with disabilities, but one app... Read more »

Increased Off-Label Use of Gabapentinoid for Pain Management

Off-label use exposes patients to adverse effects and generally is not supported by evidence. The only conditions for which gabapentinoid drugs... Read more »