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Ask the counselor: “How do you know whether you have ADHD?”

If you consistently have these signs and symptoms of ADHD, see your healthcare provider.
Bottle or red pills

Ask the doc: “Are there dangers to ibuprofen?”

—Kiernan*, Platteville, Wisconsin(*Name changed)Overall, for a healthy, young person, occasional use of ibuprofen (e.g., Advil®) or acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®) in recommended doses is likely to provide more benefit than cause harm. For example, controlling...

Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, and what to do

Rate this article for a chance to winHave you heard talk of the “opioid epidemic?” Do you know what opioids are? In 2015, more Americans died from drug overdoses (over 52,000) than from traffic...
Prescription meds

Ask the doc: Long-term consequences of using prescribed stimulant medications

“What are the long-term consequences of using prescribed stimulant medications?”—Chicora, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChicora,Stimulant medications, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, are usually prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders (ADD or ADHD).The short answerStudies have not shown...
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Ask the doc: Can asthma be controlled without depending on medication?

“Can asthma be controlled without depending on medication?”— Ryan T., Ypsilanti, MichiganRyan,Asthma is a tendency to experience airway inflammation and spasm. Fortunately, there are fabulously effective medicines to treat asthma that are easy to...