| Oct 28, 2010
Q: I'm looking for a pediatrician's opinion on the importance or risks of immunizing infants. I've done online research and found that not immunizing your child can result in a higher risk of getting measles, rubella, chicken pox, pertussis, etc. I've...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 9:52 AM
Before- and after-school care is available at a number of facilities, both on and off public school campuses. Check with nearby churches and synagogues, youth and recreation centers and children's activity programs and clubs. You also...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 12:04 PM
If you missed my most recent health chat on children and attention deficit disorder, here's the link to the transcipt. My experts fielded a range of questions, including the one below:
Q: Why don't we hear more about the connection between learning...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Here’s another reason not to light up around little ones: Not only are children who are surrounded by secondhand smoke at greater risk for asthma and other health problems, but they may be more likely to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:26 PM
We all know that smoking is bad for you, and secondhand smoke can be worse and as if we needed a study to tell us, we now know it's even worse for kids.
The surgeon general has already said there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. For kids it can...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Children with attention deficit disorder and adults struggling from depression or mental illness – these are the Hoosiers who could be hurt by a plan to cut Indiana Medicaid costs.
A state budget bill would save the state roughly $7 million a year...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Collaboration. What does that word mean, exactly?
One definition is “to work together on a common enterprise or project.” I was at a conference this past weekend put on by Harvard University on Attention Deficit Disorder. We sat for hours...
| Mar 29, 2011
Monica Dodge is treating her attention deficit disorder by listening to her own brain-waves at work.
She's had ADD since high school and by the time she got to college she was taking 40 milligrams of meds--they helped--but at a price.
"It made it...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee began weighing evidence Wednesday on whether dye additives in food affects behavior in children. The panel listened to testimony from doctors and scientists who contend that studies, although...
| Jan 19, 2011
Do you, or someone you know, have a substance abuse or dependence issue? Does it affect professional, personal or emotional lives? Substance abuse is the self-medicating of other issues.
I do not believe people become addicts by chance. Drugs and...
| Jan 27, 2011
Savannah Johnson is studying to be a nurse--she also takes medicine for attention deficit disorder.
About a month ago she began jump starting her morning with a canned energy drink--it didn't take long before her medicine--Adderol stopped working--and...