Health Link

Health Link

The Capital Region's in-depth source for health and medical information.

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Healthy Smiles

Learn how to improve oral health care for yourself and your family.

Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tips

Nutritionist Ellie Wilson offers suggestions on healthy cooking and eating for families.

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ADHD

Examine what’s behind the increase in ADHD diagnoses and what parents need to know.

Recent data suggests that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is skyrocketing in US.  Approximately 11 percent of kids have been diagnosed with the disorder and two-thirds of them are being treated with medications.  On HEALTH LINK we examine what’s behind the increase and what parents need to know about ADHD from diagnosis to treatment.  Plus a look at another childhood disorder with symptoms that resemble ADHD. 

GUESTS

Frank S. Arcangelo , PhD
Dr. Frank S. Arcangelo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Saratoga Psychological Associates.  Dr. Arcangelo has over 35 years of experience in the clinical field. He has extensive experience with children, adolescents, and families, and has worked in both public and private mental health settings, schools, hospitals and community clinics. Dr. Arcangelo specializes in behavior disorders of childhood, learning problems and AD/HD, psychological assessment, and developmental disabilities. He also works extensively with anxiety and mood problems, as well as adjustment problems of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Arcangelo has also held administrative positions at Saratoga County Mental Health Center and Four Winds Hospital, and is a New York State Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Arcangelo sees patients in Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs.

Sara C. Scheid, MD, FAAP
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine

Dr. Sara C. Scheid has practiced otolaryngology in the Albany, New York, area since 2004. Before coming to New York’s Capital Region, she was an attending surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in PA and a faculty member at Drexel Medical College. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where she gained extensive expertise in all areas of head and neck surgery.

RESOURCES

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)

American Psychological Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health 

National Resource Center on AD/HD

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Visit The Medical Library Association onlineThe Medical Library Association (MLA) finds the Web sites below particularly useful in deciphering 'medspeak' for health consumers. Sites are listed in alphabetical, not ranked, order:

Cancer.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
familydoctor.org
healthfinder®
HIV InSite
Kidshealth®
Mayo Clinic
MEDEM: an information partnership of medical societies
MedlinePlus (English | Español)
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

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