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Can children “outgrow” autism?

Recent studies report that 7-9% of children with a documented early autistic syndrome disorder (ASD) have no symptoms of the disorder on follow-up later in childhood or adolescence.  That is good news. The pertinent question is how to account for it? Is it possible to simply “outgrow” autism? Was the initial diagnosis wrong?  Did some […]

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What is Zen Restorative Yoga?

Written by: Dr. Lauren Villegas, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Psychotherapist and Yoga Instructor Zen Restorative Yoga incorporates slow, gentle, relaxing movement (I like to call it melt into a puddle yoga). That creates deep relaxation in the body and a sense of “letting go.” It will include an aromatherapy component, allowing participants to choose from various […]

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Who is Affected By Autism?

According to the CDC ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but is almost five times more common among boys than among girls. In 2015 estimates that about 1 in 68 children in the US has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), by comparison in 1995 the rate was one in 500 […]

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Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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Healing Thoughts: January 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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A new year’s resolution that lasts the whole year

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Weight loss, quit smoking, and reducing debt are only some of the most common news year’s resolutions. Setting these goals or resolutions is often easier said than done.  Use these eight tips to accomplish your goals this year! Be realistic. It is great to dream big, however if […]

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New Year, New You?

Written by: Lauren Turner, MA, NCC, LPC-IT Predoctoral Intern at St. Agnes Hospital in Outpatient Behavioral Health As I write this blog, I’m reflecting on how quickly time passes. To think that it is almost 2016 is pretty startling. Where did 2015 go? Where did last winter, spring, summer and fall go? At the beginning of each year, we […]

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Outgrowing Autism? A Closer Look at Children Who Read Early or Speak Late

The headlines read “New study suggests autism can be outgrown”, or “outgrowing autism: a doctor’s surprise and wonder.” The stories are based on studies reporting that 7-9% of children with a documented early autistic syndrome disorder (ASD) have no symptoms of the disorder on follow-up later in childhood or adolescence. That is good news. The […]

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Eight keys to maintaining health during the holiday season

Written by: Terra Braatz, MSE, NCC, LPC Key #1: Expectations Let go of unrealistic expectations as you cannot plan a “perfect” holiday or recreate the past. Key #2: Feelings Acknowledge and express your feelings honestly by giving yourself permission to feel grief, sadness, and loneliness. Key #3: Socialization Whether you tend to isolate or are […]

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The autism “epidemic” in perspective

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name. And in medicine that means “the first step in treatment is to make the correct diagnosis.” With respect to autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), early identification produces better outcomes; the earlier the better. But that makes accurate diagnosis in early childhood all the more […]

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