| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:32 AM
American children are taking fewer antibiotics now than 10 years ago, but prescriptions to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have increased, according to a new report by the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA researchers analyzed...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Christina Hammer-Atkins remembers school often being boring.
So as a teacher, she strives to have engaging and exciting lessons for her students.
“I teach for a variety of reasons. One is I hated school as a kid. That’s something that a...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:09 PM
ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.
Causes ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:22 PM
A Food and Drug Administration study says antibiotic use among kids dropped 14 percent from 2002 to 2010. According to researchers, doctors are being more judicious about ordering prescriptions, out of fear of antibiotic resistance.
At the same time that...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:48 PM
As kids watch their last few days of summer vacation slowly slip away, their parents are preparing them for a return to the classroom. Some kids can't wait to get back to school, where they can continue their studies and spend time with their friends....
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:19 AM
As their 5-year-old daughter, Jacey, and her older sister, Natalie, 7, got in their starting positions for the 25-meter backstroke, their parents, Tiffany and Robert Regan, said they wished the circumstances were different.
Jacey, who was diagnosed...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:23 PM
If you find that your son is inattentive, impulsive or just "hyper," perhaps he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If so, he's not alone. ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders and is increasing in prevalence,...
| May 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
If you've got a child with ADHD — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 18, when Florida Hospital will hold a town hall meeting in Orlando, featuring one of the nation's experts on ADHD. Dr. Martha...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Here's information from our health reporter Linda Shrieves on a free event tomorrow in Orlando on ADHD, “the truths, the myths and the advancements for 2011.”...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:39 AM
In “Riding Is My Ritalin” in Bicycling magazine, the author posits that lots of bicycling (or other sustained aerobic activity such as running) can help those with ADHD focus in a way similar to drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. As with...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
This summer you'll be able to spot not only lions and gorillas at the Lincoln Park Zoo but also a downward dog or crow....