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From Flickr user BLW Photography
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Autism Testing Must Be Covered By Health Insurers In New York

I know at least 8 people personally who have children afflicted with autism. Whether you know it or not, you probably know someone with a child that has autism to some degree as well.

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jar0d, Flickr
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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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1 in 10 US Adults Take Antidepressants

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in ten adults in the US take antidepressants, and that many more should.

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Child Booster Seats Not Perfect for Every Vehicle

A new study looked at 83 booster seats for children and evaluated their fit in a vehicle using an adult sized seat belt.  However, 41 of those booster seats fell into the “check fit” category.

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Listeria Outbreak In Cantaloupe
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Listeria in Western New York: More Cantaloupe Recalled

The western New York distributor, Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. has recalled 4,800 packages containing cantaloupe due to possible Listeria contamination.

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More Listeria Related Illnesses Reported: Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupe

72 illnesses have now been reported in 18 states and are related to the consumption of tainted cantaloupe.

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Drinking Coffee Could Lessen Depression in Women

While some experts have speculated that the antioxidants in coffee have health benefits, a large new study, in the Archives of Internal Medicine, says women are less likely to become depressed if they drink a few cups a day.

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Cantaloupes Linked to Bacteria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are warning consumers of cantaloupes.  Health officials issued a warning after numerous cases of the bacteria Listeria were reported in six states.

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Phil Bailly Photography, Flickr
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Fatherhood Can Cause a Drop in Testosterone Levels

In the first study of its kind, researchers compared the testosterone level of men when they were single and childless to their testosterone level after they had had a child.

While testosterone always decreases when men age, the decline was much more pronounced among the men who had become fathers.

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“Bad” Foods That ARE Good For You

Like many pre-conceived notions, you are told to avoid something, such as a particular food, because it is bad for you.  However, we are slowly learning, and I emphasize "slowly," that many things aren't bad for you in small doses.

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Dawn Love
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My Dental Hygienist Made Me Feel Old Today, But I Still Like Her [AUDIO]

My hygienist, Dawn Love has worked many years for Dr. Delehanty's Dental office in Guilderland.  She's great, don't get me wrong.  So is Sandy Knapik at the front desk. And Dr. Delehante?  Top shelf.  It's an all female operation, which is unique for the dental business, you must agree.  I really enjoy going there. Until today's conversation. Now I feel really old!:

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Lafarge cement plant
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State Health Department Rules No Risk From Mercury

The state Department of Health (DOH) has come to the conclusion that the Lafarge cement plant, in Ravena, is not a threat to residents.

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