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Kids As Young As 4 Can Be Diagnosed, Treated For ADHD

The most controversial part of the new advice is its endorsement of medication, such as Ritalin and Vyvanse, to treat even 4- and 5-year-olds with moderate-to-severe problems when behavioral therapy falls short.
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Americans Urged To Rethink Dietary Supplement Use

There's been an explosion in the number of Americans who take vitamins and other dietary supplements. But do they do any good? And might they actually be doing harm? Two new studies raise serious questions.
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Look Who's Going Gluten-Free

A lot of people are going out of their way to avoid gluten. Some have celiac disease, while others have some degree of gluten sensitivity. But the perception that a gluten-free diet is always a healthful diet isn't quite accurate.
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Amid Breast Cancer Month, Is There Pink Fatigue?

It's October and one color dominates the landscape — it's not fall gold or Halloween orange – but pink, the color of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But what if your breast cancer diagnosis doesn't make you want to wear pink socks, walk for the cure or be a "warrior in pink?"
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Eating Healthy: Whose Choice Should It Be?

Restaurants are introducing calorie counts on menus and smaller portions to help consumers make healthier choices. But some consumers think that limits choice, and nutrition experts say we need to change the culture, not the menu.
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Administration Drops Long-Term Care Provision Of Overhaul

The administration has pulled the plug on the CLASS Act, a part of health overhaul that is supposed to provide a modest cash benefit to the elderly for the purchase of long-term care services at home. The actuaries couldn't get the finances to work.

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