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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:...

10 Amazing Discoveries In Breast Cancer

Each year, major discoveries in breast cancer research show that great progress is being made to overcome the disease. But with one in eight women in the UK being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life, there is still a long way to go. “Forty years ago, the five-year survival rate...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

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...

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