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The Medill Justice Project has published a thin slice of its data on shaken baby cases, in conjunction with its analysis of how cases are distributed across the country. The view into the database is very narrow, but the county-by-county searches can be fascinating.

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Rita Meza's daughter Samantha shows that autistic students can connect with work and college opportunities. Meza’s message to parents is, “Don’t give up.”

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I can put up with all the inconveniences and expenses of cancer treatment. What got me was having to tell my children — Alex, who’s 14, and Stella, just 11 — that I have a particularly dangerous form of cancer. It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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It’s easy to fall into clichés and misinformation when writing about the end of life. Here are my five favorite ideas from last week's Association of Health Care Journalists webinar on the subject.

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Autism, a condition once considered rare, now afflicts an estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And while autism is more common among white children, the largest increases in diagnoses over time have been among Hispanic children.

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Dr. Norman Guthkelch, the grandfather of shaken baby theory, is on a new campaign.

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Fathers exonerated of child abuse are on a streak lately, after years of pain and struggle for the families involved.

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What are the "unmentionables" in healthcare and technology? A public health doctor weighs in from this week's Health 2.0 conference.

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In 2007 my twin grandchildren lost both of their parents in separate car crashes. Suddenly, and without any warning, my husband and I were GRGs -- grandparents raising grandchildren. When I searched the Internet for help, I found general books about grandparenting, but few about grandparents raising their grandchildren....

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With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.

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