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Support and Resources for Later Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Apr 27, 2016

Autism effects people their entire lives. Yet most research about the autism spectrum focuses on childhood and adolescence then goes straight to geriatrics. But what about autism in adulthood? What resources are available to aging parents of people with autism and the adults with autism? Scott ...

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My Partner is Suddenly Not Interested in Sex – Am I Normal?

Apr 21, 2016

Low sex drive is not uncommon in men, with 20 to 25 percent expressing having little interest for an extended period in the past year. But what about a sudden drop in male libido? It may be a touchy subject for some men, but it’s worth discussing if you feel your partner isn’t acting normal in ...

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Autism, Health Care and Life Expectancy — What a New Study Reveals

Apr 14, 2016

A recent study shows the life expectancy for individuals with autism can be 10 to 30 years less than those without it. But why? It might have to do with inadequate health care. Scott Wright, a researcher at University of Utah and the editor of the book "Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later ...

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Does Your Child Have Autism?

Apr 4, 2016

A child who doesn’t make eye contact; doesn’t smile when others smile. A child who doesn’t say “mama” or “dada” at 15 months. These behaviors may make parents worry that their child has autism. Dr. Cindy Gellner tells us what signs to look for in your child’s development and how your...

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Mind over Matter: How Mindfulness Training Can Overcome Pain Pill Addiction

Mar 9, 2016

Opioid addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but a new approach may prove to help patients suffering from dependency. Through mental training, doctors are working to help patients recognize craving behaviors and experience greater pleasure in everyday experiences. Eric L. ...

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Don't Sabotage Your Valentine’s Day

Feb 11, 2016

Many women struggle with Valentine’s Day expectations: if he loved me, he’d know what I wanted; if he doesn’t do something big, he doesn’t care; surprises are more romantic. If this sounds familiar, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones has advice on how to better approach it to set your partner up to ...

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Get Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dec 30, 2015

If you feel tired, sad or depressed in the winter months, it could be seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If it’s serious, you should Google the phone number of a local crisis line and get help immediately. In Utah, that number is 801-587-3000. If it’s not an emergency, you can try some treatment...

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