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13 Things You Didn’t Know About People with ADD & ADHD

There are many misconceptions surrounding people with attention deficit disorders, and frankly a lot of ignorance. Here are 13 things you may not have known about people with ADD and ADHD. Listen up, and focus. 1)    Dreaming BIG There is no limit to how much people with ADD and ADHD can dream. They are uber-creative. And,...

15 THINGS TO REMEMBER YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE WITH SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis is a painful condition wherein the spine has a sideway curvature. The majority of the Scoliosis cases are reported before puberty, during the growing years. The exact cause for Scoliosis is still unknown, however; it can result due to Cerebral Palsy or Muscular Dystrophy. Unlike Cancer or Diabetes, Scoliosis remains relatively unknown. As per...

10 Things Adults Should Know About Their ADHD Medications

The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Adult ADHD has increased tremendously. I now see many psychiatrists in the community prescribing them along with antidepressants in those without ADHD. Before you commit to the use of stimulant medications here are ten things you need to now—some reassuring and some not. 1. They’re popular:...

PRESCRIBING ADHD DRUGS TO CHILDREN AS A STUDY AID IS UNETHICAL

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t bad enough, it has now gone one step further.  Some doctors and parents are...

15 Things Every Mom Needs to Know About Epilepsy:Term Life

The epilepsy treatment motto is “No seizures, no side effects”. When it comes to treating epilepsy, the goal is to find a treatment plan that minimizes or eliminates seizures and causes no harmful side effects. Which means you need to be totally honest about every symptom you or your child experiences. Even if you don’t...

21 Things Learned in 21 Years with Cerebral Palsy-Term Life

About life, love, and cerebral Palsy: Nobody’s diagnosis or symptoms are the same as your own; everybody feels and experiences things differently. No one handles pain the same. While you and your friend may both have hip pain as related to your cerebral palsy, you may power through it and she may stay in...

Actress overcomes debilitating scoliosis with miracle surgery

A New Jersey woman’s Hollywood dream was the straw that nearly broke her back — pushing her into excruciating pain following a 15-year battle with severe scoliosis. Caroline Heinle, 31, moved out to the West Coast to kickstart her blossoming career as an actress, not thinking twice about the 46-degree curve in her spine. But as...

25 Things People Without Fibromyalgia Should Know About People With Fibromyalgia

The reality of Fibromyalgia is not only that people don’t know much about it unless they have it, but there are many who don’t even believe the condition is real. Imagine your body is on fire. Imagine every time you take a step, it feels like the ground beneath you is littered with Legos. LEGOS...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis

The Facts Fibromyalgia is a term referring to pain in the fibrous tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a form of fibromyalgia where pain and stiffness occurs in muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body, accompanied by other generalized symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disruption or unrefreshing sleep,...

30 Years in the Making: Fibromyalgia Finally Recognized as Official Diagnosis: Term Life

For the first time ever, fibromyalgia is being listed as an official diagnosis in the medical coding list that doctors, physicians, nurses, researchers, insurers and others use to classify diseases and other health problems. The list – known as the International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems or ICD – is released...

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