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The Best Books About Autism and How the Condition Affects Reading Skills

Lauren Rabin | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

The newest autism infographic not only outlines the best books about autism but also explains how autism affects reading skills, language and communic...

3 Common Myths About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Lauren Rabin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

If you are part of the autism world, you have probably heard about ABA, but it might not be what you are expecting. At Autism Family Center, we work...

4 Ways to Support the Entire Family in Times of Stress

Lauren Rabin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

When one person is affected by trauma, there is a ripple effect on the whole family. My 14-year-old client sits across from me not making eye contac...

Sick In Chicago? You May Be Out Of Luck

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago may have hosted one of the most famous hospital-centric television shows of all time, but a new report suggests that the reality of health car...

How Well Do Chicago Venues Accommodate Disabled Visitors?

Chicago Tribune | 12:00 a.m. CDT, October 6, 2011 | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Mazen Istanbouli knows his way around many of Chicago's top cultural spots but is planning to visit a club he's never been to before. No big deal for ...

Survey Of Suburban Teens Shows Need For More Sex Ed, Disturbing Rates Of Rape

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

A survey about the behaviors of suburban Chicago teenagers released by the Cook County Department of Public Health Thursday revealed some disturbing i...

Different Fates For Two Illinois Charity Hospitals

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Two charity hospitals in Illinois face drastically different fates after a state board on Tuesday approved the closure of the onl...

Hospitals Caring For Poor On The Brink Of Closure

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two charity hospitals in Illinois are facing a life-or-death decision. There's not much left of either of them – one in Chicago's sou...

How Healthy Is Your County? Report Breaks Down Health Disparities In Urban, Rural Areas

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Startling differences in the health of residents living just a few miles apart are highlighted in a new health rankings report that assesse...

Chicago's Looming Diabetes Epidemic

The Windy Citizen | Whitney Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While childhood obesity rates remain sky-high in the U.S., society has yet to feel the full weight of our expanding waistlines, experts say. For young...