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    1. Pain Shows Up as Parkinson's Sets In

      Sept. 8, 2008 -- Parkinson's disease has no known cure, although it is treated with several medicines. The movement disorder takes its time developing; it can go unnoticed for years, or show up initially as just a small shaking in your hand. New research shows that another thing to look for as Parki

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    2. Sharing a Diagnosis: When You and Your Child Have ADHD

      Your son or daughter was just diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And as you sat there in the office, listening to the doctor tick off the symptoms - the attention problems, the disorganization, the fidgeting - you recognized yourself. Suddenly, you wonder: Could I have

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    3. ECG Not Required for Kids With ADHD

      July 30, 2008 -- Before a child goes on stimulant drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they don't necessarily need to get an electrocardiogram (ECG) to screen for heart problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) say it's "reasonabl

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    4. Minimize School Morning Mayhem for ADHD Children

      Getting any child up and out the door in time for school can be a trying experience, but if a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this process can make you want to pull your hair out. Think about all that can go wrong: The backpack may not be where it was supposed to be or the

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    5. CDC: About 5% of Kids Have ADHD

      July 23, 2008 -- The CDC today reported that about 5% of U.S. children aged 6-17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to their parents. Data came from the parents of almost 23,000 children aged 6-17. The parents were asked, in telephone interviews condu

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    6. St. John’s Wort May Not Ease ADHD

      June 10, 2008 -- Many parents believe that herbal medicines can help children with ADHD focus better and ease other symptoms. However, a new study shows that in children and teens diagnosed with ADHD, taking St. John’s wort was no better than taking a placebo pill. Attention deficit hyperactivity di

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    7. Experts Revisit Food Additives and ADHD

      May 22, 2008 -- The notion that artificial colors and preservatives in foods may play a role in hyperactivity has been largely dismissed within conventional medicine, but there are signs that this is beginning to change. In a newly published editorial appearing in BMJ, pediatrics professor Andrew Ke

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    8. ADHD Summer Survival Tips

      When her son Anthony was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 6, Mary Robertson quickly became an amateur travel agent during his summer vacations. She didn't have much of a choice. "One day Anthony came home hiding a handsaw behind his back because he had sawed down

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    9. ADHD Drugs: Heart Screen Recommended

      April 21, 2008 -- Children and teens taking stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be screened for hidden heart problems, the American Heart Association now says. In an updated consensus statement released today, the organization recommends that in addition to a c

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    10. Sense of Smell May Predict Parkinson's

      March 21, 2008 -- A poor sense of smell may help predict Parkinson's disease in elderly men, according to a new study. The study included 2,267 men of Japanese ancestry living in Hawaii and enrolled in a long-term health study. The men took a smell test in the early to mid-1990s, when they were near

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