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ADHD Drugs Make Big Money, But We Still Don’t Know the Risks – Wired

HANDS UP IF any of these things describes your kids, you as a kid, or kids you know: inability to wait for a turn; temper tantrums; fidgeting; inability to finish chores; being too loud; being too quiet. Congratulations! The kid in question might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and he (and it’s a he...

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADHD and ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life...

31 Things To Know – Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Nearly 3 million women in our country are now living in the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis.According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, in 2012 there were approximately 2,975,314 women alive who had a history of cancer of the breast in the United States. Excluding skin...

Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary,...

New Study Suggests Asthma Could Have a Natural Fix!-Term life

Researchers have discovered that African American children with asthma in metropolitan Washington, DC, are significantly more likely to have low levels of vitamin D than healthy children.This study supports recent research that suggests vitamin D plays a greater role in the body than just keeping bones healthy. Vitamin D deficiency has been recently linked...

5 Weird Signs You Have Celiac Disease-Term Life

You probably associate Celiac disease—the autoimmune disorder where gluten (the protein in wheat, rye, and barley) damages the villi (small finger-link projections that line the small intestine)—with gastrointestinal awfulness like diarrhea and stomach pain. But brace yourself—there are actually close to 300 symptoms that Celiac can set off, according to The University of Chicago...

If You Don’t Have ADHD, You’ll Never Understand These Things

If you have ADHD, I’m sure people tell you all the time that it’s a disability. People look at ADHD as a terrible condition that hinders you from leading a happy, productive life, but that’s not necessarily true.Sure, ADHD can make sitting behind a desk for hours extremely difficult, but it doesn’t mean that...

Amazing Treatment Options For Sickle Cell Disease

I was surprised when chatting recently with Leslie Lehmann, MD, clinical director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC). She turned to me and asked, “Did you know there’s been a cure for sickle cell disease for nearly 40 years?” I had to admit that I didn’t. I’ve always thought...

10 Things You Should Do If You Have Adult ADHD

Here are 10 behavioral interventions and lifestyle changes that won’t necessarily eliminate ADHD but can help you feel more in control. Photo: Getty Images How to manage ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be incredibly disruptive in everyday adult life. Most people with ADHD respond well to medication, although there are other, nondrug options that may help...

17 things people with borderline personality disorder want you to know

My personally favourite is ” I’m not a bad person because I have BPD. Don’t make me feel guilty about it”. There are many things you may not know about borderline personality disorder (BPD). Like how it affects 50 percent more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Or how research has shown people with BPD who engage...

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