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Mental Health Advocates Seek Relief For Autistic Va. Inmate - Yahoo News

Carpenter, wrote in the first letter to McAuliffe last May. Carpenter declined through an associate to comment further. After a few months in jail, Latson was moved into a residential treatment program in Grafton in February 2012. Carpenter said in her letter that Latson did well there and in 2013 was moved into a group home, where he became agitated during a phone call with his mother and stormed out. Police were called, and Latson tried to take the officer's gun to kill himself, according to Carpenter.
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Mental health, civil rights advocates ask Va. governor to intervene in autistic inmate's case | Star Tribune

The Arc of the United States, a mental health advocacy organization, and its Virginia chapter also have asked the governor to intervene. "Mr. Latson is caught in a recurring cycle of prosecution and punishment due to factors related to his disabilities. He is not a criminal," ARC source of the United States CEO Peter V. Berns wrote last month. According to his lawyers and supporters, Latson's legal troubles began in 2010 when he was approached by a police officer responding to a report of a suspicious person outside the Stafford County library.
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Health Focus: Dual approach reduces hospitalizations for frail seniors | Richard Salit - Writers | Providence Journal

Machine, partnership saves Harnett newborn from death No actual Ebola cases have yet appeared in North Carolina. However, by Oct. 6, children in the state had died from enterovirus D68. Harnett County 2-month-old Sophie Murchison had been fighting the respiratory illness. Her mother, Brandy, thought she had a cold. Then things quickly worsened. Sophie was taken to Moore Regional Hospital, then airlifted to WakeMed.
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Ebola tops health news, local and worldwide, in 2014 :: WRAL.com

Allen Mask Tokarski is able to remotely monitor the blood-sugar levels of her son, thanks to a health for all device known as a DexcomG4, which serves both as a sensor and transmitter. With any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet, Tokarski can check at any moment of the day on her sons well-being, whether hes on a sleepover or in the middle of a soccer game. The problem, however, was that Tokarski was so desperate for a way to secure the device on her highly active son that she had even resorted to duct tape. Thats where R&D Technology, of North Kingstown, stepped in with health ins quotes its expertise in 3D printing. The companys engineers designed a holster to safely secure both the sensor and the transmitter. Then they used their printers to make it. Everyone at R&D was just amazing, Tokarski said in a statement.
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