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40Winning Accommodations for Your ADD/LD Child

Increase the odds of your child succeeding in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. Below is a list of challenges your child may face during the school day along with specific accommodations to overcome them. Talk with your child’s teacher about...

Multiple sclerosis woman ‘refused taxi’ for short journey

A woman with multiple sclerosis has said she was refused a taxi to a meeting of the MS Society because the journey was too short. Barbara Stensland, 43, from Cardiff, went to Carmarthen on 5 August. When she tried to get a taxi from the railway station to the venue, less than one mile (1.6km) away,...

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...

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...

3 Facts I Want to Tell the Young Woman Just Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis: Term Life

I know. The doctor has just left the room. Your stomach is churning. You’re confused. Your mind is racing. Tests have just confirmed that an unexpected hurdle has just forced its way into your life — uninvited and definitely unwelcome. You have just been diagnosed withmultiple sclerosis (MS). According to the doctor, this neurological disease will...

5 Things You Need to Know About Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

A vaccine developed in Cuba that has the power to extend life in lung cancer sufferers is now making its way to the United States for further trials and research. Here’s what you need to know about this important advance in both medicine and Cuban relations. 1. What Does the Lung Cancer Vaccine Actually Do? The vaccine,...

10 Myths And Facts About Celiac Disease-Term Life

Far beyond Atkins, South Beach, or any other carb-cutting fad diet is a growing number of people with true aversion to bread. Marked by an inability to process the gluten protein found in wheat, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder (think Type-1 diabetes or lupus) that affects millions of people. It attacks the inner...

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world’s first safe ‘smart drug’

Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term lifeModafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of the drug. They concluded that the drug, which is prescribed...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

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...

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