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    Think the only way to deal with a child who has ADHD is with a stimulant? Think again. More parenting skills and other resources can help your child out more than you might think. Read more >>

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Have an ADHD Kid? 5 Tips to Use Less Ritalin and More Parenting
ADHD Kid? 5 Tips to Use Less Ritalin and More Parenting Think the only way to deal with a child who has ADHD is with a stimulant? Think again. More parenting skills and other resources can help your child out more than you might think. Read more 
FDA Watch:
A Medical Marijuana Revolution in the Making?
A Medical Marijuana Revolution in the Making? An FDA advisory committee just gave the thumbs-up -- for the first time -- to a drug that contains plant-based CBD, the therapeutic component of marijuana. What impact will this have on patients? Read more 
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5 Vitamins That Can Harm You
5 Vitamins That Can Harm Take vitamins and think they are all healthy for you? Think again - many are dangerously overused. Find out which ones may actually do you more harm than good. Read more 
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Barbara Bush’s Last Gift: Educating Patients About ‘Comfort Care’
Barbara Bush's Last Gift: Educating Patients About 'Comfort Care' Thank you, Barbara Bush. Following in the steps of previous First Ladies, Mrs. Bush bravely exposed her private life in order to educate the American people. Read more 
First Person:
Our Bodies, Ourselves and DES Action: 40 Years of Partnership
DES Action has worked with The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (now OBOS) from our beginning in 1978. Read more 
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Medication and Falls: What You Should Know
Certain medications can make you more likely to fall, which can cause injuries that sometimes require hospitalization. Did you know? 1 in 5 people (20%) over the age of 65 living in the community report having a fall over the past year, with a higher prevalence among older seniors, i.e., over 80 years. Read more 
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The Cough After the Cold
The Cough After the Cold If you are using cough drops to soothe a nagging cough, stop right now! They are doing you more harm than good. Read more 
FDA Watch:
Is Kratom as Dangerous as the FDA Claims? It’s Hard to Tell
Is Kratom as Dangerous as the FDA Claims? It’s Hard to Tell The FDA says the herb kratom, used to treat pain, depression and anxiety, is dangerous. Kratom users say that's wrong. Who's right? Read more 

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