We’ve always heard it’s the mom’s age that can affect the health of a child. But a new study shows if dads wait until their 40s or 50s, their children have an increased risk of autism, ADHD and bipolar disorders.
Acetaminophen is the most common pain reliever used by expectant moms. But now, according to a new study, pregnant women who take acetaminophen run a higher risk of their children developing ADHD.
Health advocates are speaking out after a Twin Cities suburb voted down a permit to open a mental health facility for teenagers. “Lifespan,” which treats clients for ADHD, schizophrenia and autism disorders, wants to open a facility in a vacant property along Pennsylvania Avenue in Golden Valley, but council members voted down a permit this week after neighbors voiced safety concerns. Mayor Shep Harris apologized Saturday for the hurtful comments made during the council meeting.
All December long, WCCO’s been making the season brighter for families whose stories touched us this year. Earlier this month, a fire destroyed the Lemke family’s barn in Belle Plaine. They lost their kids’ outdoor toys and some special chickens that were used as therapy for their son’s ADHD. We invited the Lemkes to WCCO in downtown Minneapolis for a Christmas surprise we hope they’ll never forget.
The Twin Cities is home to one of the premiere children’s mental health centers in the country.
The Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis helps pair therapists with families and helps schools get kids the help they need to be successful.
A.D.H.D. diagnosis is on the rise among U.S. children. Why the sudden rise and what is being done?
A national group of doctors is concerned that healthy children are using ADHD medications when they shouldn’t be.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most common developmental disorder affecting children.
He was so good in high school, leading a talented Totino-Grace High School team to a state title. John Crockett was the man.
When Ezekiel works on origami, it’s hard to think of him as anything other than patient and polite.
Some doctors in the Twin Cities are concerned that a growing number of young adults seem to be faking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in order to obtain the prescription stimulant Adderall.
Fred McNeill played linebacker for the Vikings in two Super Bowls. Ultimately, the violent game that pro football is has taken its toll on McNeill.
If you often lose your train of thought at work or spend too much time focusing on small tasks, you’re not alone. These are characteristics of a condition that is more common in children, but more adults are being diagnosed with.
As busy parents, we don’t always make the healthiest choices for ourselves but when it’s meal time, we try to make the best choices for our kids.
One drug is becoming very popular among college students to help them focus. Read about the latest story and this situation.