Diagnostocracy autism

How Housing Can Be Tailored to the Autistic Community

Medical professionals, especially osteopathic physicians, are trained to look at patients holistically. But are clinicians truly assessing an individual’s needs and their goals? We should challenge the textbook notion that autistic patients require supervision. An apartment complex in Pittsburgh, PA is set to open doors to those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder […]

Diagnostocracy supplements

We Need to Take Supplements (Seriously)

We’ve all seen the commercials. “Prevagen, a dietary supplement shown to improve memory, contains a unique ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish.*” What we often miss is the clarifying asterisk, that “these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” and that “this product is not […]

Diagnostocracy Zika

Advancement in the Time of Zika

This week, Katie Falkenberg, a photographer for the LA Times, was named a Pulitzer finalist for Motherhood in the Time of Zika. Not only is her work stunning, but it captures the very honest, everyday tragedy of an incurable and unpreventable disease. Zika infection is usually harmless in healthy adults and […]