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Even if I’d known that the Broadway production of  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would, in Ben Brantley’s words, push all my “emotional and sensory buttons,” I wouldn’t have been prepared for the experience.
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aging family caregivers worry about who will care for their young adult children with special needs
Most of us think about taking care of our aging parents or spouse, not our kids. But there are more than 11 million Americans currently providing care for a family member between the ages of 18 and 49. Many worry deeply about their loved one's future should something unexpectedly happen to them or their spouse.
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[ View the story "Susan Boyle: 'I Have Asperger's'" on Storify]
There's been some cool medical and science stories that have cropped up this week. From a blood cell glucose sensor to a possible vaccine for heart disease, it's been a pretty interesting week for some heavy topics. Digestible microchips! Of course there's lots of stories and research out there. These are just a few that stood out. Let's take a closer look:
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A new study looking at the link between genetic mutations and parental age has turned a long-standing assumption on its head: It's the father's age, not the mother's, that raises the risk for new genetic mutations in their children, including autism and schizophrenia.
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Suzanne Wright had a feeling that something was very wrong. Her grandson had been talking, but now was regressing. The words just weren't coming. "Several doctors told me to go home and not worry," Suzanne recently shared with me.
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