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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Parents of children who are prescribed psychostimulants for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might have one less thing to worry about now that a new study has concluded these kids are no more likely than their peers to abuse drugs and alcohol as young adults.  The report, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, […]

Lead Poisoning Info

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Since exposure to even low amounts of lead among children can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems, it’s important for parents to be aware of as much information as possible.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers these suggestions:
Have your child tested regularly by a pediatrician.
If your home was built before 1978, have it tested for lead paint.
Always […]

Teens and Drugs

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

This survey, done by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, examined the behavior of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders nationwide.  The study, in its 33rd year, found that overall drug use is falling, mainly due to a drop in the popularity of marijuana and methamphetamines. But it also found that teen use of other […]