ADHD

2:31pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Health

This week: preventing kidney stones, new immunization guidelines and more

One way to help prevent the formation of kidney stones: drinking eight ounces of water (with a squeeze of lemon) every hour. Dr. Stephen Knohl, a nephrologist at Upstate Medical University, shares more tips for fending off kidney stones.

Steady fluid intake is the first step, especially for those who have a history of kidney stones. But not all fluids are equal. Alcohol, dark-colored sodas and juices with high fructose corn syrup are not good choices. Other things to limit: salt and animal protein. Hear more this Sunday at 9 p.m.

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7:01pm

Sun April 6, 2014
Health

More ADHD diagnoses mean more kids on medication

ADHD och ADD

Some kids have short attention spans, and can act hyper or impulsive. But do these kids all need to be medicated? Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

This week on Take Care, Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD, discusses the rise of ADHD diagnoses in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, but according to Schwarz, some of them may be misdiagnoses.

Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Alan Schwarz.

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5:34am

Fri April 4, 2014
Health

ADHD diagnoses rising, potentially misdiagnosed often

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been rising for the past 20 years. Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for the disorder. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD. Schwarz discusses the rise of ADHD and how it is likely being over diagnosed.

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