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21 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

“It’s not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know.” 1. First of all, ADHD is a legitimate neurobehavioral disorder — it’s not just feeling distracted and disorganized. TedED / Via teded.tumblr.com “ADHD is a bonafide neurological disorder recognized by the DSM and countless major institutions, and...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Leaves Wheelchair To Walk after amazing medications

Doctors are “quite optimistic” about starting new research that could potentially repurpose HIV drugs. by Matthew Tharrett  Doctors in the UK are working to set up a clinical trial to administer antiretroviral medications designed for people living with HIV/AIDS to people suffering from multiple sclerosis after one woman claimed the drugs helped her walk again. The woman,...

Is the ADHD epidemic a symptom of modern life?Term Life

The teacher raises her voice in an instinctive but ineffectual attempt to drown out the extra-curricular conversations disrupting her classroom. She speaks urgently in the hope that her hyper-animated and emotive delivery will divert student eyes and thumbs away from their under-the-desk smartphone activities. She is fighting a hopeless cause; in the battle for...

My Child has Sickle Cell Disease. 5 Little Things You Can Do That Make a Big Difference.-Term Life

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, much more common than people realize. There are about 100,000 people in the U.S. living with sickle cell: with a large part of that number being children. Here are some tips on how to care for, or improve the care of a...

10 Things I Wish I Knew As an ADHD Kid

When I think of the awkward, confused child I was, I want to reach down and hug myself. I wasn’t officially diagnosed with ADHD until my 30s. My whole life, though, everyone knew I wasn’t like my neurotypical peers. I was always a little spacier, a little more socially awkward. My behaviors haven’t changed much...

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,...

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,...

If You Love Someone Who Has ADHD, Don’t Do These 20 Things

You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Something’s not right.Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class. Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. The teachers call you in for conferences weekly. Your husband gets fired again claiming all his bosses are jerks....

10 Things You Should Do Before Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery

1. Stay Calm The diagnosis of breast cancer strikes most women like a “crisis”. However, you should resist the urge to treat it as an “emergency”. Having the cancer removed quickly may help your anxiety, but “rushing” to surgery will not improve your chances of surviving breast cancer or avoiding a recurrence. For...

I’m A Doctor With Fibromyalgia. Here’s What I Wish People Understood About It-Term Life

Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood illness, confuses and frustrates both patients and doctors alike. I know because I’ve seen it from both sides—as both a physician and a woman with the illness myself.This common chronic disease is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and brain fog. It’s estimated that 5 million Americans currently suffer from...

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