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Free basketball clinic aims to raise autism awareness

The Autism Society of Greater Tucson and the Blair Charity Group are teaming up to offer a free basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 9-18 years in honor of Autism Awareness month from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13 at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.

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New program uses yoga to help kids with autism

Imagine you live in a world with few, if any, friendships. You don’t relate well to people because you have trouble reading emotion and body language. If a conversation does start, it fizzles because you can’t keep it going.

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Tucson teacher recognized for compassion, creativity, community service

Tucson teacher recognized for compassion, creativity, community service

The recipient of this week’s Ben’s Bell is Agua Caliente Elementary School teacher Della Thompson.

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Autism link to induced labor studied

CHICAGO - The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, according to preliminary research findings.

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Patients can be tracked using GPS devices; apps monitor medication doses

Patients can be tracked using GPS devices; apps monitor medication doses

David Pomerantz, executive vice president of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx, demonstrates a new app to track medications.

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Patients can be tracked using GPS devices; apps monitor medication doses

Patients can be tracked using GPS devices; apps monitor medication doses

From GPS devices and computer programs that help relatives track a wandering Alzheimer's patient to iPad apps that help an autistic child communicate, a growing number of tools for the smartphone, the tablet and the laptop are catering to beleaguered caregivers.

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Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Rachel Fryar believes a cord-blood infusion helped her son, Luke. The Cord Blood Registry in Tucson has more than 425,000 samples stored.

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Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Jacob Fryar, left, 6, and his brother Luke, 4, and their family bring a cake to the Cord Blood Registry to thank its staff for storing Luke's umbilical-cord blood. The blood was stored at birth and later used to reverse the effects of cerebral palsy, said Luke's mom.

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Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Jacob Fryar, left, 6, and his brother Luke, 4, and their family bring a cake to the Cord Blood Registry to thank its staff for storing Luke's umbilical-cord blood. The blood was stored at birth and later used to reverse the effects of cerebral palsy, said Luke's mom.

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Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Rachel Fryar believes a cord-blood infusion helped her son, Luke. The Cord Blood Registry in Tucson has more than 425,000 samples stored.

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Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Exciting potential seen in cord-blood treatments

Rachel Fryar is certain her son's umbilical-cord blood helped to reverse his cerebral palsy, though the treatment hasn't been scientifically proven.

September 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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It was tough, but this autistic Tucsonan made it to university

A new series on Tucson Medical Center's TMC for Children blog chronicles the difficult but successful journey of a family's struggles with autism.

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Tucson doctor researching autistic kids' use of iPads

A pediatrics professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is researching children with autism and their use of Apple iPads.

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Zumbathon for Autism, downtown Tucson

The Zumbathon for Autism is today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hotel Tucson City Center, InnSuites, 475 N. Granada Ave.

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CDC: 1 in 64 kids in AZ has autism

CDC: 1 in 64 kids in AZ has autism

Christopher Astacio reads with his daughter Cristina, 2, who was recently diagnosed with a mild form of autism, in New York. Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis.

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CDC: 1 in 64 kids in AZ has autism

CDC: 1 in 64 kids in AZ has autism

One in 64 Arizona children has been identified as having autism spectrum disorder, says a new national study released Thursday.

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Study: 1-in-64 Arizona kids has autism disorder

One in 64 Arizona children has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, says new national study released today.

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Zumbathon is personal for organizer/instructor

Gigi Burton is passionate about her children and family, friends, dancing and autism awareness. She and hundreds of other Tucsonans will come together to champion all of the above through Zumba fitness dance at Zumbathon for Autism.

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Study: Autism rates in siblings higher

CHICAGO - A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling also will develop the disorder - a rate much higher than previously thought.

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UA holding health classes for moms

Hey moms, some top health experts at the University of Arizona really want to talk to you.

April 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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