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Eat Fish: It May Reduce Risk For Heart Disease

A new scientific study provides ample evidence that consumption of fish and seafood high in omega-3 fatty acid protects against cardiovascular disease.

The study, published online Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine analyzes “blood tests and years of clinical exams and confirms that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk for . . . → Read More: Eat Fish: It May Reduce Risk For Heart Disease

A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

Doctors are worried about over-diagnosis of A.D.H.D. in children and resulting skyrocketing use of A.D.H.D. medications in younger and younger children.

“Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data . . . → Read More: A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

What Does a Tablet Do to the Child’s Mind?

Parents are using Apple iPads to keep their children occupied and well behaved with games and videos.

No one know what the full neurological effects of these technologies are, but some experts wonder that “if people spend too much time with one technology, and less time interacting with people like parents at the dinner table, . . . → Read More: What Does a Tablet Do to the Child’s Mind?

Over-Medicating Our Children?

Are we over-medicating our children from the earliest age? Is our society too impatient with childhood antics and energy levels?

One father tell the story of his active son, who was prescribed Ritalin and Adderall as a young boy. His son was found dead at age twenty one in his college dorm room – from . . . → Read More: Over-Medicating Our Children?