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  1. Is This Stress or a Stroke?

    Are you stressed out? Is your head throbbing, and you just don’t feel right? Worried you’re having a stroke? You’re probably not. Anxiety, migraines, blood sugar changes, and lots of other things can make you feel weak and funny -- and they’re much more likely. But call 911 right away if any of thes

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  2. WebMD My Story: Recovering From Stroke

    A year ago last October I got up at 4 a.m., went to the bathroom, and came back to bed -- and all of a sudden everything started spinning. I got up and fell back down. I had blurry and double vision. I was extremely nauseous and vomited for hours. It crossed my mind that I might be having a stroke -

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  3. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  4. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure.   ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it:  Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has differ

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  5. Treating Adult ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood condition that can last into adulthood in about one-third of cases. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, chances are good that your doctor has prescribed a medication -- typically a stimulant -- and suggested cognitive behavio

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  6. Caregiving Help: How to Ask for What You Need

    You may be juggling your family or career while taking care of a parent. Or maybe it's both parents and your own health needs. Whatever caregiving situation you’re in, you don't have to do it alone. Don't wait until you need help to try to find it. Start now by getting a circle of friends, family, a

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  7. Helping Older Adults Deal With Life's Big Events

    When you’re a caregiver, you and your loved one are likely to face challenges together. Three big life changes in particular -- moving, giving up driving, and dealing with the death of a spouse -- can be emotional. Here are some practical tips for caregivers in dealing with difficult changes. Older

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  8. When Is It Time to Ask for More Help?

    As a caregiver, you may want to do it all and take care of your loved one alone. But there are times when you may need help -- either temporarily or permanently. Here are signs that it may be time to ask for support, and how to get it. It may have been easier to give care when you were driving to do

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  9. Overcoming Caregiver's Guilt

    Caregivers are often pulled in different directions. This can lead to guilt. Maybe you feel you're not doing enough for your loved one. Or that caregiving is taking away time from other members of your family. Or you have feelings of resentment toward the person you're looking after. And that’s natu

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  10. Tips for Caregivers

    When you notice that your loved one starts to need help, it may be hard to get them to understand and accept it. Cathy Alessi, MD, president of the American Geriatrics Society, offers these tips. As people get older, some are willing to accept help and some are not. When I see patients who are not d

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