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Insights from New Research into Autism

The diagnosis of autism in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past decade. Join guest host Susan Page to discuss new research on factors that might contribute to this complex condition.

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Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern

The use of brachytherapy is gaining popularity, but some medical experts worry that not enough research has been done to make sure it works as well as the traditional approach to radiation.
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Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers

Half of the mothers in the study had a child with an autism spectrum disorder, while the rest had a child with a developmental delay unrelated to autism, or no developmental problem. But an author of the study says it's not clear whether there's any connection between rising obesity rates and the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism.
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Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. That advance is having a dramatic impact on the nation's historic deaf schools as well as the lives of the deaf.
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Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future

After a year in Afghanistan, members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment are returning to their homes in the Northeast. As families and soldiers prepare to reunite, both sides are anxious about what lies ahead.
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Eggs Become Art To Celebrate Life's Rebirth

Cultures around the world decorate eggs to celebrate spring. Modern artists continue those traditions, reflecting the fragility and beauty of life.

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