Spokane Medical Research

Alternatives to Ritalin for Hyperactive (ADHD) Kids. Part 2

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The average American consumes 1/2 ounce a day of these chemicals, and eliminating them from a sensitive child’s diet can help a lot. For more detailed information on ADHD, food allergies and food additives, read Help for the Hyperactive Child by Dr. William Crook. Another good book, now out of print but possibly available in your library, is Food Makes the Difference by Dr. Patricia Kane. (more…)

Alternatives to Ritalin for Hyperactive (ADHD) Kids. Part 1

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Q.Recently I started giving my 9-year-old son an herb by the name of valerian to calm him down. He is hyperactive (ADHD) and used to be on Ritalin until he started having side effects. Is this herb safe? Does it work for this purpose? Do you have any other suggestions for natural treatments for ADHD kids? (more…)

College Health Clinics What You Dont Know Can Hurt You. Part 2

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Inspection assesses the procedures for hiring, firing and reprimanding its doctors and nurses. It also reviews policies and procedures, such as how a facility gets rid of infectious waste products, how it screens patients for blood-borne pathogens and how it keeps its medical records, says Dr. Margaret Bridwell, a long-time advocate for the accreditation of college health centers.

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College Health Clinics What You Dont Know Can Hurt You. Part 1

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When Northeastern University freshman Michel Goldberg went to her school’s health center, she complained of pains in her ear. The staff nurse, treating it as a routine earache, prescribed an antibiotic.

Over the next five months, Michel, a high school athlete who normally was in robust health, visited the Lane Health Center at least three times, suffering from fatigue and chills. (more…)

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