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The Health Dose: Children and Family Health

child playing with plastic building blocks
Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorder, autism awareness, asd, special needs, children, neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatry, repetitive behaviors, sensory processing disorder, aspergers

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction... read more

Doctor talking with patient
Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, precision health, precision medicine, telemedicine, graduate program in genetic counseling

Precision medicine quickly is becoming a central piece of modern healthcare, and a standard tool in the providers’ toolbox. As physicians begin to order an increasing number of genetic tests, a question remains: who can... read more

Tags: HPV, human papillomavirus, virus, Cancer, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, immune system, vaccine, Gardasil

What lacks a brain but has the ability to swiftly avoid setting off our body’s intruder detectors, bringing its own blueprints into our cells to make more of itself, and in some cases, cause cancer? Human papillomavirus... read more