ADHD Treatment: Medications and Alternatives

The use of stimulant medications to treat attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) steadily increased in the United States from 1991 to 1999. Though the medications are shown to be effective in 70-80% of children with ADHD, the skyrocketing use of these drugs is worrisome, given the cardiovascular risks that have recently come to light. As such, what are the alternatives, and what does this mean for your child?

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Breastfeeding and Rickets

Breastfeeding is very good for babies, but a 2003 report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that breastfeeding babies be given vitamin D supplements to prevent them from developing rickets or vitamin D deficiency.

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Eating Habits That Improve Health and Help with Weight Loss and BMI

More and more research studies are confirming the importance of keeping body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurements under control in order to reduce the risk of disease and premature death. Keeping track of calories and fat percentages can be confusing, and the nutrition labels on the foods we buy aren’t always that helpful. How are consumers supposed to figure out which diet advice is just hype – that ultimately don’t contribute to better health – and which advice offers good, medically sound information?

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