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The Tide of ADHD Children in the US is Rising

The CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics is reporting that 1 in 10 children in the US are now diagnosed with ADHD. The report doesn’t say more children are believed to have this condition, but that simply more children are being diagnosed. This is good news for these children since the treatment and therapy available now for ADHD is much better than it was just 15 years ago. The numbers for boys and girls with ADHD are rising in concert, while the numbers in minorities have recently risen to catch up with the rest of the population, with the exception of Mexican children. This is thought to be due to lower frequency of doctor’s visits for that segment of population. This would also seem to reinforce that the rise seen here is merely reflecting a higher rate of diagnosis. [ MSNBC ]

Fat to Fit: My Guide to Gastric Bypass (Part 3)

The following is part three of my personal account of Gastic Bypass surgery. This will cover your long term diet, possible side effects and complications and a few words of advice for anyone considering the procedure. My wife took a picture of me a couple days ago just for this article. It is located at the bottom. No cheating and scrolling ahead.

When I was a teenager, I snored like a chainsaw. I know this because one time my stepdad came from another room in the middle of the night to wake me up and tell me that my snoring woke him up. I wasn’t overweight, because I didn’t start putting on the pounds until I had gotten past high school. I’m telling you this because it was very weird that I stopped snoring about a month after the surgery. Continue reading

Fat to Fit: My Guide to Gastric Bypass

Post Surgery
The following is an account of my gastric bypass. It took place almost 3 years ago (June 30th is my Surgiversary). I’m writing this as a guide for people who might be thinking about having the surgery so they have some idea of what they can look forward to. Also, if you have friends or relatives who are considering having the surgery or who have had it, this might help you to help them. Post-surgery support is very important to succeeding in this situation. Part One will cover why I had the surgery and some of the hoops I had to jump through to get there. That bloated sack in the picture is me immediately following the surgery. I weighed 320 pounds on the day of the operation.

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