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Could your child have ADHD?

I used to work at a Montessori preschool and was amazed by the differences in the children. Some were calm, some were hyper, some were loud, others quiet. But then there was one child where I felt something more serious was occurring.  He would throw a tantrum every time he had to put on his jacket.

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A Pontiac clinic combats inadequate access to healthcare

Blink, and you might miss the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic. But nestled among the miscellany of neighborhood businesses on Woodward Ave, it’s an invaluable community resource, a free medical and dental clinic aiming to provide care to uninsured patients all over metro Detroit. Upon entry at the Robert S. Peterson Building, where the clinic

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Understanding prediabetes

Prediabetes is a health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that one out of three Americans now have prediabetes—over

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Why I walk for breast cancer research

April 12, 2002: a very dark day in my life. The one person that meant everything to my existence on planet earth was no longer there. Breast cancer got the better of my beloved mom Nalini and I would no longer feel her warm hug or hear her loving words. Many experience the loss of

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Meal planning for a balanced plate

Eating mindfully is a planned and thoughtful process. We need to pay attention to what we sow into our bodies now to be able to stay healthy, active and avoid chronic health conditions in the future — six months or 16 years away. This month, let’s explore meal planning and what’s required to achieve a

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Life with Crohn’s disease, the invisible illness

For Sanjeet Subramanian, March 3, 2009 is a date that stands frozen in memory, one that culminated with his first diagnosis for Crohn’s disease — inflammation of the small and large intestines. His memory is vivid, recalling everything from specific dates and times to sequences of events. “My first symptoms were that I had absolutely

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The Indian-American marriage conundrum

To say that Indians are obsessed with the idea of marriage is an understatement. Globally, the Indian marriage enterprise is a multi-billion dollar force comprising dating sites, dating coaches, wedding vendors, event planners and a whole slew of other businesses and people. Getting one’s kids married and settled down is one of the greatest responsibilities

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