Senator Chuck Grassley is a hard working man. When he’s not busy in Congress investigating the Fast and Furious scandal, he likes to watch a little TV, specifically the History Channel. There’s just one problem: there isn’t very much history on the History Channel anymore…
West Berliners looking over a portion of the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. East German soldiers looking back, West Berlin, Germany, August 1961.
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Maine, June 2012.
There’s a fascinating new paper out this week by researchers from the Food and Drug Administration on the kinds of prescription medications given to children between 2002 and 2010. Among the findings: prescriptions for anti-depressants actually declined five percent over the study period. Birth control was up more than 90 percent. And orders for asthma drugs increased 14 percent.
But one of the most interesting results is the remarkable rise in medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. From 2002 to 2010, prescriptions for the disorder jumped 43 percent. […]
Beyond the widening abuse of such drugs, new research also suggests that attention deficit disorder (ADD) may not be as widespread as we generally think it is. For one thing, it’s become one of the world’s most overdiagnosed diseases, increasing by an average 5.5 percent a year in the United States. There’s no comprehensive clinical test for ADD and ADHD — usually, doctors simply assess the disorder by intuition and rules of thumb.
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Carol Paul on Ron Paul Radio - Rand did not consult family on Romney endorsement, Ron still true
It’s Father’s Day today so I’m wondering if Rand has called home yet….
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