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ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says
ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says

Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis doesn't appear any higher than that of their peers who take no ADHD medications, says a new study from American Academy of Pediatrics. That is good news for the 2.7 million American children between ages 4 and 17 -- two-thirds of those diagnosed with ADHD -- who take medication to improve their focus and self-control. But researchers who conducted one of the largest studies to date of ADHD medication's safety were...

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