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    1. Why Do Teenagers Go Off ADHD Medication?

      By Roy Boorady, MD There are a couple of reasons why kids who are around 13, 14, or 15 often decide they want to stop taking medication. First, this is a time when they're developing autonomy, and it's typical for kids this age to start challenging their parents. Secondly, ADHD does change over time

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    2. Alternative Medicine and Complementary Care for MS

      Alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people say they get relief from them. In this therapy, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in your b

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    3. Multiple Sclerosis: Travel Planning

      Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris i

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    4. Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

      By Caroline Miller We hear it from frustrated parents: Why is it that my child, who finds it almost impossible to stay in his chair and focus on the lesson at school, can nonetheless sit in front of a video screen, transfixed, for hours? He fits all the criteria for ADHD—except when he's playing vid

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    5. Former NFL Player Tyler Sash Had Brain Disease CTE

      Jan. 27, 2015 -- Former NFL player Tyler Sash had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, doctors say. Sash, a safety with the New York Giants who was cut by the team in 2013, was 27 when he was found dead Sept. 8 in his Iowa home. He died from an accidental overdose of pa

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    6. MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Brain Virus

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis who are treated with the drug Tysabri (natalizumab) may have up to a 10 times greater risk for a rare and potentially deadly viral infection, a new study finds. The germ in questio

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    7. Helping Girls With ADHD Make Friends

      Friendships are an important part of growing up. They help kids learn to work in a group, solve problems and be interested in other people. They even help kids get a better understanding of who they are as individuals. But social skills don't come naturally to all children. Making friends can be par

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    8. ADHD and College: Advice for Parents

      By Mary Rooney, PhD As a parent you have undoubtedly done a great deal to help your child with ADHD stay organized, stay on time and stay on task. You've also been an advocate for your child and made sure he had access to academic services, classroom accommodations and psychological treatment. So wh

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    9. Clot-Busters Might Help These Stroke Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke patients who already required daily living assistance are often left out

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    10. Does Physical Therapy Help With Early Parkinson's?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy might not benefit people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that interferes with the ability to do daily tasks. Typically, physical

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