Autism: Can Computational Biology and Environmental Health Finally Provide Answers?

The Increasing Rate of Autism in America When I first studied psychology as an undergraduate student, the rate of autism in the United States was one in 10,000. Today it is about one in 55. And while some suspected that the rise in autism was due to changes in diagnostic standards, new findings point to …

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Water

"Cross the meadow and the stream and listen as the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul." ~ Maximillian Degenerez Recently I decided to get a new scale for the bathroom, and being easily impressed by technology, I selected one with several assessments aside from weight. This included measures for muscle weight, bone weight, BMI, …

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Prisoners of Childhood

While I try to respond to inquiries from readers, recent accounts in the press have prompted this month's post. It should be mentioned that the development of chronic conditions and the association with child abuse was the topic of my dissertation. That work reflects in this month's post. Childhood should be carefree, playing in the …

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