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    1. Should Your Child Try Neurofeedback for ADHD?

      You may have heard of "brain training" to boost intelligence or memory. If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there's a type of brain training some researchers think may improve focus and help other ADHD symptoms too. It's called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback. Electro

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    2. What's the Right ADHD Medication for Your Child?

      When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in

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    3. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

      Are you thinking about giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from his ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth. (Some ADHD drugs may slow this.) Then again, a medication vacation may unleash the very behaviors that ha

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    4. Epilepsy Treatment: Finding the Right Medication

      The goal in treating epilepsy is to control your seizures so you can focus on life again. Over the last two decades, the number of treatment options has grown. Today, your doctor can choose from more than 20 medicines. To find the right drug, your doctor will consider a few things, including: The ty

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    5. Can a DIY Test Reveal Signs of Alzheimer's?

      In the months after her husband died unexpectedly, Liz Arledge found it hard to focus and mingle with others. Was it a natural part of grieving, she wondered, or signs of something else? Her younger brother had dementia, and her mother had lived for 12 years with Alzheimer's. Was she following in th

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    6. Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens Up About Life With MS

      Early one evening in 2002, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, then 21, walked into her New York City apartment after filming an episode of the HBO series The Sopranos. (She played Meadow, daughter of Mafia boss Tony Soprano, portrayed by the late James Gandolfini.) Planning to perform at an event that night, she wa

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    7. Alcohol and ADHD Medication

      If you take medication for your ADHD, you may wonder whether or not you can drink alcohol. And if it's okay, how much can you safely have? There's no official recommendation, because not enough research has been done. But some doctors think a drink or two is all right for some people under certain c

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    8. Why Are ADHD Medicines Controlled Substances?

      If you’re taking medicine for ADHD, what you’re taking likely is a controlled substance. That means that the federal government regulates how the drug is made, prescribed, and dispensed. There are also extra security measures to guard against abuse. “This affects the way you get and fill your prescr

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    9. Could Vitamins Relieve MS Symptoms?

      Could the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy be the key for control of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms? There are promising signs, but it’s too soon to start taking any supplements to get relief. Natural treatments for pain, muscle weakness, or fatigue are appealing to people with MS, says Kathle

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    10. Dating With MS

      By the end of 2006, life was just starting to come back together for Kate Milliken. The business she launched after a broken engagement was beginning to take off. She was finally dating again in Manhattan. Two weeks later, after serious fatigue and problems with movement, she was diagnosed with mult

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