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Researchers Experiment With Telemedicine To Treat Autism From Afar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new statistics showing a substantial increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders: One in 59 school-age children are now on the spectrum, up from 1 in 68 two years ago. The ballooning number of diagnoses has led to long wait times for services, which are often measured in months.

Blake Farmer (@flakebarmer) from WPLN in Nashville reports telemedicine is being used as a stopgap to treat more kids.

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