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ADHD kids benefit from coaching
November 12th, 2010
05:19 PM ET

ADHD kids benefit from coaching

Tell students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to show up for an appointment to learn how to manage a calendar, and here's what's going to happen: They won't show up, they'll forget their calendar, or they won't follow through, says David Parker, a researcher at Wayne State University.

Instead, Parker and colleagues argue, college students with ADHD benefit from a more inclusive, personal model of learning how to manage their time and organize their lives.

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November 12th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Fitness digest: Heavy kids eat too much 'healthy' food, how chefs can fight calories

When healthy foods come in large quantities, it can backfire and make the kids fat.

Every Friday, we'll give a Web shout-out to interesting, quirky or bizarre diet-and-fitness news and trends. Tell us your suggestions for interesting stories, posts or websites that caught your eye. FULL POST


November 12th, 2010
09:28 AM ET

Should kids be allowed in adult cardio class?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a Physician Nutrition Specialist.

Question asked by Denise Taglia of Atlanta, Georgia:

Should elementary school age children be allowed to attend an adult group cardio exercise class? Some of the local Ys allow 9-year-olds with a parent, but how are adults in the class supposed to ensure their own safety as well the safety of a much smaller child? FULL POST


Why do I seem to get drunk faster on Champagne than other drinks?
November 12th, 2010
09:02 AM ET

Why do I seem to get drunk faster on Champagne than other drinks?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.


Q: Why do I seem to get drunk faster on Champagne than other drinks?

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November 12th, 2010
08:39 AM ET

Human Factor: 'What ifs' and other painful lessons

In the Human Factor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces you to a survivor who has overcome tremendous odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. Be inspired by their successes, as we have been.

There are moments when we think we are doing the right thing. Times when we are helping others and we truly believe it’s for the best. And there are those times that we’ve hurt more than we’ve helped.

I met Amos five years ago. It was a typical meeting in the parking lot of one of the many apartment complexes in Clarkston, Georgia. He was new to the country, a 14-year-old from Liberia. He loved soccer, so my team, the Fugees, was a natural fit for him. For the most part, he was like the rest of the kids that I had. He was a refugee boy from Liberia, whose family was trying to figure out the United States. He had never had any type of formal schooling.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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