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Take pride in vaccines

...rubella is worst. They face spontaneous abortion or premature birth; babies who survive can suffer defects including mental retardation, deafness, cataracts and severe damage to the liver, spleen and heart.Many preventable viruses/diseases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-15/take-pride-vaccines
Mother behind autism insurance push eager for governor to sign bill

...since Ava was 3. Autism is a terrible diagnosis, she said, especially because most people equate it with profound mental retardation. Treatment that can help some children costs between $20,000 and $50,000 a year.Anna's husband, Noah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-18/mother-behind-autism-ins
Georgia court endorses rules for deciding mental retardation

...defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty...to the states to decide how mental retardation should be determined. Georgia...standard of evidence for proving mental retardation, comparing it to insanity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/07/met_394841.shtml
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Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

...did not find a need for an autopsy during his review of the death because she had a history of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, cardiac and respiratory complications and seizures." He cited the preliminary cause of death as a heart attack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-21/girls-death-among-500-one-ye
Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

...older and require more services than those in community care, according to a 2003 literature review in the journal Mental Retardation, which has since been renamed Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.The biggest difference seems to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-21/supreme-court-ruling-fuels-p
Across Georgia

...retardation ATLANTA -A narrowly divided Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday that defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty must prove their mental deficiency beyond a reasonable doubt. The U.S. Supreme Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/07/met_394824.shtml
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Volunteer becomes consultant

...of the Southeast Coastal Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Board. It is a 22-member citizen...An official with the Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse at the Department of Human Resources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/21/bus_229194.shtml
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Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair

...the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday that proving mental retardation was made too difficult by the crime details that...issue that was supposed to be before the jury was mental retardation," Mr. Alexion said, adding that details of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/met_372458.shtml
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Board orders audit, budget investigation

...450,000 at Community Mental Health Center. The Region 12 board of the Georgia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse, which oversees mental-health services in the area, voted Thursday to look into questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/08/met_227683.shtml
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State alleges workers cheated disabled clients

...abused by some of the employees hired to help them. Workers at the Northeast Georgia Center for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse are accused of selling to retarded or severely handicapped people at least 20 life insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/30/met_229825.shtml
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