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Pediatricians Stand By Meds For ADHD, But Some Say Therapy Should Come First

When children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall are usually the first line of treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines Monday upholding that central role of medications accompanied by behavioral therapy in ADHD treatment. Some experts say, however, they are …

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The Delicate Issue Of Taking Away A Senior’s Smartphone

Judith Graham At first, Dr. Robert Zorowitz thought his 83-year-old mother was confused. She couldn’t remember passwords to accounts on her computer. She would call and say programs had stopped working. Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million …

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‘Crackhouse’ Or ‘Safehouse’? U.S. Officials Try To Block Philly’s Supervised Injection Site

This story is part of a partnership that includes WHYY, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Philadelphia could become the first U.S. city to offer opioid users a place to inject drugs under medical supervision. But lawyers for the Trump administration are trying …

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Addiction Clinics Market Pricey, Unproven Treatments To Desperate Patients

This story is part of a partnership that includes Side Effects Public Media, NPR and Kaiser Health News. Only certain images can be republished by partners. Email KHNweb@kff.org for more information. This story can be republished for free (details). Jason was hallucinating. He was withdrawing from drugs at an addiction treatment center …

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