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Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Duchenne Muscular Distrophy
by Kimberly Allen, RN While there are over 30 different types of muscular dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common as well as one of the most severe forms.  Although Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD affects people of all races and cultures it is almost always diagnosed in... Read more
ADHD Drug Abuse Among Students

Another trend that has many health officials and clinicians concerned is the trend of giving medications for ADHD to normal healthy children. Why would anyone want to do that? …

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Learning Disabilities and Learning Disorders

Learning disabilities are very common, most experts estimate that at least 1 in5 people in the US is suffering from some type of learning disability. In the US, approximately 4 million school children have been diagnosed with some type of learning disability…

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Learning disabilities vs learning disorders

Learning disabilities and learning disorders are terms that are used interchangeably though they are not the same. A learning disability is defined as having significant difficulty learning in an academic area though not severe enough to meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis…

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Recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric disorder that in the past was known as ‘manic depressive disorder.’ It is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of abnormally high energy levels with or without one or more depressive episodes. There are several different types of bipolar disorder, however, there is no exact number listed. Four specific sub-types have been listed by the DSM-IV-TR…

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Help your child through his ADHD

My son, whom I’ll call Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5 years old. As a nurse and mother I was very hesitant to simply agree to medicating my son just because some teachers complained and his pediatrician said I should. I also had him evaluated by 2 other child psychologists. In the end they all came tto the same conclusion of ADHD…

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Treat hypertension naturally
Finding a natural way to treat your hypertension can be quite confusing in today’s market with chemical pills to treat just about anything out there.  But doing things the natural way will always be the best alternative and I today’s world sometimes the best medicines are the old and... Read more
Dealing with ADHD through diet

Problems in children with inattentiveness, impulsivity and over activity or a combination of all three have been attributed to ADHD. ..

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