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Doctors recommend evaluating children for ADHD at age four

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The American Academy of Pediatrics this weekend expanded its guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, recommending that doctors evaluate all patients aged four to 18 who show signs of the condition. The new guidelines update decade-old recommendations that focused on diagnosing…

Most U.S. docs face malpractice suits but few pay

WASHINGTON — More than three in four US doctors will face a malpractice suit at some point in their careers, but cash is paid in only about 20 percent of cases, said a US study released Wednesday. The analysis by researchers at several major US medical schools and the RAND…

Breaking: Geraldine A. Ferraro, first female VP candidate, dies at age 75

Geraldine A. Ferraro died Saturday morning of complications related to blood cancer, according to a statement released by her family. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998, and lived with the cancer for 12 years. She was 75 years old when she passed. Ferraro was the first female vice…

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