How To Tell If ADHD Medication Is Working

Medication can help to control ADHD symptoms that interrupt daily life, but it can be difficult to tell whether it is working. When symptoms of ADHD start to ease, it is often not obvious. The following are signs that medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is effective. A person …

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Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work? Part I of II

Suzanne knew something was wrong when she woke up with a hangover on a Monday morning. She never drank on Sunday night, but her friends had come over to provide some company since her husband was out of town. Suzanne had gotten out a bottle of wine to go with …

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Catch Skin Cancer Early with Self Exams

If you’ve been outside, you’re at risk for skin cancer. That’s right – everyone is a potential target. But this most common cancer is easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Learn how to be a skin cancer detective to protect your skin and health. Types According to the …

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

If you’re over 50 years old and have blurry or wavy vision and/or a blind spot in the center of your vision, you may have Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The good news is it’s painless. The bad news, AMD is kind of a pain to deal with because it affects your …

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How IBD Messes With Your Period, Pregnancy, and Sex Life

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and you think it’s messing with your menstrual cycle, your pregnancy, your menopause, and even your sex life, you’d be…right. Women have all the luck, eh? IBDs affect both women and men, but as often seems to be the case, women experience unique …

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Preparing Yourself for Successful Surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of medical procedures performed in the U.S. is 51.4 million. And that doesn’t even include outpatient surgery. Chances are you’ll be contributing to this number at least once. When you do, it’s important to recognize the role you’ll …

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Women More Likely to Get Kidney Disease than Breast Cancer

How often do you check your plumbing? Not very often, right? Usually only when the toilet won’t flush, the faucet won’t work, or the bathtub drain becomes clogged beyond what Drano can fix. Unfortunately, most of us treat our own plumbing system—the kidneys—much the same way. As long as we …

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Taking a Jab at Cervical Cancer with the HPV Vaccine

Cervical cancer will affect around 0.7 percent of women in their lifetime, and most women will be diagnosed before the age of 50. In instances when it is detected in the early stages, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable forms of the disease and the likelihood of …

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Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?

You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your parents. As an adult perhaps you’ve switched to supplements. But …

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Endometriosis: More than Painful Periods

When Donna Laux told her gynecologist – who was head of the department at a prestigious hospital – that she thought she had endometriosis, he disagreed because she was in her early 20s. He called it a disease of a 40+ year-old woman. Laux was finally diagnosed through laparoscopic surgery …

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