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  1. Women and ADHD

    A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy -- the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer -- the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn't diagnosed until she's a woman

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  2. 5 Myths and Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

    If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life. "This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu

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  3. Autism: Helping Your Child Head Into to Adulthood

    As your child with autism becomes an adult, he will face challenges, of course. But young adults with autism also have more and more opportunities. The key is to start planning for the transition before it comes. Here's how. “The educational system is ‘home base’ for a family with autism,” says Kerr

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  4. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

    There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with the disease can get frustrated or confused easily, try these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and setti

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  5. Are You at Risk for Caregiver Burnout?

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be more stressful than caring for people with other serious diseases. That's because people with Alzheimer's disease often need care for decades, rather than a few months or years, says Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer

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  6. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    If your child has ADHD, you may be thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from their diet, in case it helps their ADHD symptoms. Is it true? Will they eat foods without them? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food colorings and ADHD. The possible

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  7. MS and Your Diet: Is There a Link?

    Many foods have been touted as helpful for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Do they work? "There are strong reasons to think that diet could affect MS symptoms and even help treat it," says neurologist Ellen Mowry, MD, of Johns Hopkins University. But although a healthy diet is always a good ide

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  8. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

    From kindergarten through to grade 12, the average U.S. student spends 2,340 days in school. For a child with ADHD, that's a lot of time with teachers; as a result his educational experience can be positive or negative, depending on the school he attends. As parents, picking the right school for you

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  9. 10 Brain Foods for Kids

    As fast as children whiz from classroom to activity to home and back again, their brains are just as actively and dramatically growing and changing. "These years are critical for brain development, and what they eat affects focus and cognitive skills," psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of The H

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  10. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    Talking with your child about his ADHD isn't always easy. But it's important to do, and it goes better if you keep it productive and positive. "I have two children with ADHD, so I can speak from experience here," says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, and

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