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Peter Beens

Raising the Ritalin Generation - - 2 views

  • teachers fill out short behavior questionnaires, called Conners rating scales, which assess things like “squirminess” on a scale of one to five. In many cases, I discovered, diagnoses hinge on the teachers’ responses.
  • the formidable list of possible side effects included difficulty sleeping, dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, headache, numbness, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, fever, hives, seizures, agitation, motor or verbal tics and depression. It can slow a child’s growth or weight gain. Most disturbing, it can cause sudden death, especially in children with heart defects or serious heart problems.
    "I REMEMBER the moment my son's teacher told us, "Just a little medication could really turn things around for Will." We stared at her as if she were speaking Greek. "Are you talking about Ritalin?" my husband asked."...
Holly Barlaam

2011 August - M.D. to be - Marianne DiNapoli - - Albany NY - 18 views

    MD to Be Blog--blog by a medical student.  Nice medical mystery blogs.  Could be useful for advanced high school biology classes or anatomy/physiology
Holly Barlaam

Malaria Lifecycle Part 1: Human Host | Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - 50 views

    EXCELLENT video on malaria lifecycle showing how the parasite infects a human host
Roland Gesthuizen

» the nurses desk: » nursing student expelled over placenta pic. - 51 views

    "Your demeanor and lack of professional behavior surrounding this event was considered a disruption to the learning environment and did not exemplify the professional behavior that we expect in the nursing program" - compare the top and the bottom sections of this blog post. LIfe
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