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  • Prescription drug abuse 'devastating' Harford

    Prescription drug abuse 'devastating' Harford
    In the past six years, 60 percent of all overdose deaths of Harford County residents were due to prescription drugs, and in 2010, 80 percent of total drug or alcohol related overdose deaths for Harford residents were related to prescription drugs. "It'...
  • Nancy Jacobs wants criminal penalty for failing to report abuse

    With the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State continuing to play out, Maryland Sen. Nancy Jacobs, who represents Harford County, wants to institute a criminal penalty in Maryland for those who are required to report child abuse and fail to do so. "In...
  • For Baltimore schools, special education still a work in progress

    For Baltimore schools, special education still a work in progress
    At 4 years old, Imani Frederick couldn't recognize colors. Even a year later, he couldn't form complete sentences and struggled to count to 10. When he was 6, a neuropsychologist observed the fidgety, easily frustrated boy and diagnosed attention...
  • Phelps' voyage

    Phelps' voyage
    Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...
  • 'I always want to do better,' Phelps says at economics forum in Saudi Arabia

    Mixing subjects linked to sports, society and business, Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Carl Lewis appeared at an economic gathering yesterday to promote sports in Saudi Arabia. From questions about Phelps' struggles with attention deficit...
  • Older dads' kids more vulnerable to mental disorders

    A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from bipolar...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Fight worries over food additives with a healthy diet

    Q: Do synthetic dyes, flavors and preservatives make the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse? A: There is little agreement on how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children. Many studies on this issue are...
  • Federal agencies weigh in on Bay Area juvenile hall lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have weighed in on a federal lawsuit that alleges teens with disabilities were kept in solitary confinement for extended periods at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall and denied legally...
  • What to do when relatives tease your child

    What would you do if your own relatives teased your child or talked with others about his or her 'bad behavior'? Let's throw another log on the fire, just in case you're not already ticked off. Let's say your child, like mine, has learning...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Children diagnosed with ADHD may continue to have symptoms into adulthood

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our son was diagnosed at the age of 9 with ADHD. He's now 13 and doing well but is still on medication. Will he need to continue taking the medication until adulthood, or do children usually outgrow the condition as they mature? ANSWER:...
  • Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD

    Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD
    For both of my pregnancies, I got headaches. There didn't seem to be any specific triggers for me, they just popped up randomly, and with a vengeance. I asked my OB/GYN what I could take, and they ok'ed Tylenol for me.  Frankly, I don't know what I...