| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Tigger, my 13-year-old cat, now has black pigment just inside the lower part of his mouth. Also, there's a clump of hair on his back; it's like gum stuck there, but I know that's not the case. I tried to wash the area, but that didn't help. What's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Garrett Burk wasn't about to sit idle if it meant one less person would reach for a powerful painkiller or other drug that wasn't medically necessary.
The Laguna Beach High School senior and infielder on the baseball team wants others to know that...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Q: I was thinking about flying reindeer. Of course, I don't believe reindeer can fly, but do any other animals fly aside from birds? -- P.P., Little Rock, AK
A: Bats are the only mammals that actually fly. There are several species which glide, such as...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
"Free the Mind" is an elegant if somewhat overlong docu about the pioneering work of U. of Wisconsin psychologist Richard Davidson, who employs techniques of yoga and mediation along with the findings of neuroscience to help patients with ADHD and PTSD...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q. I've noticed this last year that everyone around me seems to have developed Attention Deficit Disorder. I send emails, make phone calls and have personal conversations, and people don't remember or they misunderstand. Then they blame me! Is there a...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad. To visualize a goal and...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows.
The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:10 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.
Subtle surface deformities in a deep brain region vital for movement and learning have been linked to risks for attention deficit and other disorders among premature infants, according to a new study....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Federal regulators Monday approved a device that analyzes brain activity to help confirm a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which affects an estimated 3% to 7% of school-age children nationwide.
The device, essentially...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Can harmonies help kids learn history? Can rhymes reinforce reading skills? Local educator and La Cañada resident Tim Griffin seems to think so.
A longtime Los Angeles Unified School District teacher with a proclivity for music, Griffin regularly wove...