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We Need a Bullhorn - The Mute Voice of Adult ADD/ADHD

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Four to five percent (4-5%) of the adult population of America has ADHD. Even using the conservative figure, that's 12.4 million people - 50% more tha...

WHY Are We in Afghanistan? And Other Pressing Questions of Our Time

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

Bill Press had a discussion on the "war" in Afghanistan on his radio show this morning. I put the word "war" in quotation marks because it remains di...

Surprising Way Your Neanderthal Genes May Affect You

Garret LoPorto | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

The DRD4 7R gene makes you think like a Neanderthal. If you've got it, you're sensation-seeking, risk-taking, impulsive, and creative. We're ADHD, bipolar, and have addictive personalities.

Ritalin Boosts Learning By Increasing Brain Plasticity

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In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity of the n...

Hitting the ADD/ADHD Wall - Over and Over Again

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Here's a simple question: how do I get all the way to being an adult without knowing that I have ADHD? I've been asking myself that since being diagno...

Secret to U.S. Olympic Gold = ADHD?

Garret LoPorto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

Hyperactivity, thrill-seeking, recklessness, hyper-focus, rebelliousness and impulsiveness, all primary "symptoms" of ADHD, are proving to provide the winning edge that gives an athlete supernormal abilities in competition.

Jeff Garlin On Jon Stewart: His Food Addiction And New Book 'My Footprint' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jeff Garlin, the comedian and actor, was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk to Jon Stewart, an old friend of his, about his new book, "My Footprin...

Caution: Multitasking Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Since concentration isn't unlimited, every ring tone, beep, bell and pixel flash can splinter attention the way the trunk of even the most solid oak tree can get splintered by lightening.

The Inconvenient Truth About ADHD at College

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 02.20.2010 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

In reality, there's very little dispute that medication helps kids master tasks -- like performing better in school -- that are critical for success and happiness in later life.

Digital Dieting

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Leo

Why do we group so many things in sevens? Seven is more than a lucky number. It's the brain's natural shepherd, herding vast amounts of information into manageable chunks.

Really Special Education: State Investigation Confirms "Lap Dance Therapy" Allegations

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

A series of investigations could spell the beginning of the end for the billion dollar, taxpayer funded troubled teen industry.

ReThink Review: The War On Kids -- Education's Prisoners

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.

Why Current Thinking About Autism Is Completely Wrong

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The real reason we are seeing increasing rates of autism is simply this: Autism is a systemic body disorder that affects the brain. A toxic environment triggers certain genes in people susceptible to this condition. And research supports this position

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

CIA-Approved Psychiatrist Treats Cloak and Dagger Set's Woes

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Stein

For almost 20 years, Dr. David L. Charney, 66, has seen a parade of CIA personnel come to his Alexandria, Va., office, looking for help with their emotional problems.

Religious Groups Assume The Victims' Role

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

A bill is pending in the New York State Legislature to temporarily lift the statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children.

Slow Down -- Speed is So Yesterday

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

If the current downturn means that we all slow down a little, that may turn out to be the smartest strategy of all. Because the economy surely can't recover until we do.

Children in Pain

Robert Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Rose

No teacher would be insensitive to a child who was in obvious physical pain. Unfortunately, the same student in emotional pain does not get the same sympathetic or empathetic response.

Count Quickly and Win the Game! | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Numbers are falling from the sky, and you have to destroy them before they hit the floor. You can remove numbers by selecting them with your mouse so that the sum of the selected numbers equals 10. There are also special helps such as bombs and clocks to slow down time. So count quickly and win the game now!

Greening Hollywood: Green Moms at TreeHouse For TotSpot

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

"Generation Rescue is a parent-run organization that helps many parents recover their children from autism and teaches them about diet, about detox and that's how [their kids] get better."

8 Reasons Why You Can't Pay Attention | Allison Van Dusen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all had days--perhaps weeks and even months--when we can't seem to focus on anything. One minute you're reading an article online, the next you'...

Put the Statistics Down

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael B. Laskoff

The media serves up and Americans consume ever greater amounts of data daily. All this information seems terribly precise, but it doesn't do anything to shed light on pressing issues.

Ban the Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

The candidates repeat the same undeliverable promises and insult their opponents with ever decreasing flair.

An Impulsive Truth about the McCain-Palin Republican Ticket

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Adult ADD (ADHD) makes for obvious disadvantages, some less apparent but equally meaningful advantages, and traits that can be positive or negative, d...

Adult ADHD (ADD): Ghosts in the Machine

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

To find business leaders who've owned up to having ADHD, it's easiest to look at people who have already arrived in the winner's circle.