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August 12, 2013

Non-Medical School Workers May Administer Insulin in California

Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.

May 09, 2013

Doctors Deviate From Guidelines When Treating ADHD in Preschoolers

A recent survey shows that many pediatric specialists offer treatment plans for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that differ from recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

June 29, 2012

Health-Care Ruling Affects Students, Adults With Disabilities

Erasing lifetime limits on coverage and prohibiting companies from denying coverage for a preexisting condition are especially important for children and adults with disabilities.

April 23, 2012

Feds Resolve Issues In Memphis Over Students With Health Problems

The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.

February 08, 2012

Expert: Feds Gave More Questions Than Answers on Disability Law

The federal Education Department's office for civil rights recently tried to clarify how school districts should uphold amendments to federal disability law. But one expert says the guidance is significant for what it doesn't say, not really what it does say.

November 02, 2011

Children With Disabilities More Likely Overweight Than Peers

But they are less likely to be a part of the conversation about childhood obesity.

October 17, 2011

Breakthroughs in Diagnosing, One Day Preventing Autism

A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

August 10, 2011

Students With Disabilities, Health Issues Bullied More Often

Students with disabilities or health problems are more likely to be the target of bullies than their classmates, according to a new study, but they were also slightly more likely to have attacked someone else at school or tell someone they would hurt them

February 22, 2011

Got a Problem With Vaccines? You Can't Sue the Manufacturer.

The court ruled Tuesday that a federal law preempts claims about design defect brought by those who want to be compensated for injuries caused by a vaccine's side effects.

December 14, 2009

Children on Medicaid More Likely to Receive Antipsychotic Drugs

Children covered by the program were given the drugs at a rate four times higher than for children with private insurance.

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