How to make a new friend on the autism spectrum

Internal medicine student Katie says she’s found a new social friend on her journey from an autistic child to an adult.Key points:Katie’s mother says the “social awkwardness” is one of the biggest hurdles to growing up with autismKatie is an adult with autism and uses social media to help her cope with her autismKaty’s mother, …

Which countries have the highest proportion of people with diabetes?

The number of Canadians with diabetes has increased in recent years, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease.In 2017, the rate of diabetes among Canadian adults was the highest in the world.The report said that in 2018, it will be the highest among all countries, with more than half of Canadians …

Inside a doctor’s office at the top of a health care crisis

The internal medicine residency program at Albany’s Albany Medical Center is at the heart of a crisis of internal medicine at the state’s most prestigious hospital.It’s been the subject of a wide-ranging investigation by The Albany Times Union.A recent investigation by the Albany Journal Democrat found that staff there have been repeatedly misdiagnosing patients, making …

How Lafayette Medical Center vets patients for heart defects

LAFAYETTE, Ind.(AP) — A medical center in northwestern Indiana is seeking to use a $100 million grant to pay for more testing to help prevent heart disease.The state Department of Health said Thursday it is funding a medical facility in Lafayette, Ind., to perform heart and cardiac imaging for people with a heart defect.The grant …

How to Get Your Heart Stuck In a Coffin

A former high school student was charged with homicide in connection with the stabbing death of a man who had recently moved into his apartment in Brooklyn.The man was identified by police as a 29-year-old male who lived in the 5400 block of West 57th Street in Crown Heights, police said.On Sunday, a woman who …