• Risk for Autism in Younger Children Increases Significantly If They Have Older Sibling with Disorder

    August 8, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. — A new Kaiser Permanente study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study, which was published today in Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, also found the risk level was consistent across gestational age at birth. Autism is ...
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  • Telestroke Program Closes Gaps in Treatment, Increases Access to Timely Stroke Remedy

    July 29, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif.  The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73 percent following the implementation of a telestroke program designed to help community medical centers, according to a study published today in The Permanente Journal. Stroke is a major cause of death and a leading cause of serious long-term ...
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  • The Role of Exercise Programs for Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients

    July 28, 2016
    Bariatric surgery has recently emerged as the most successful treatment for severe obesity. The different surgical procedures — gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy — cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, decreasing absorption of nutrients or a combination of both. One of the referral criteria for bariatric ...
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