Monday, September 01, 2014

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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Medicating Our Kids: The Agony of Making a Decision

In his June 6 Director’s Blog, Thomas Insel, head of the NIMH, reports that: According to a CDC study cited at a recent Carter Center symposium, 10,000 toddlers may be receiving psychostimulant medication, such as Ritalin. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 7.5 percent of US children ages 6-17 took meds for... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

Vaccines and Autism...Again

A study published in August, 2014 once again linked vaccines to autism. However, the study was removed from public domain according to the journal, Translational Neurodegeneration, “because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions,” and “continued availability may not be in the public interest.”... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

Goal Setting Part One: Setting a Goal

Along with biology: an underlying reason a lot of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia might not set goals is because their "pre-morbid" level of functioning wasn't high to begin with.   If you have little experience at social events, with "going for the gold" on a sports team or in another traditional arena like dating or relating, it... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems, either.   Another... Read moreChevron

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