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MIAMI  – Raising a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) costs American families an estimated $5.8 billion every year—five times more than raising a child without ADHD—according to a new study by researchers at FIU’s Center for Children and Families.  

With an annual cost of J $65.8 million to treat persons with kidney failure at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester; Regional Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Michael Bent has renewed calls for Jamaicans to take greater personal responsibility for their health.

(CHARLOTTE, NC, April 2019) Little research concerning Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD focuses on patients over age 50. Until, recently mental health professionals believed ADHD was not considered a possibility for people in this age category, when symptoms like forgetfulness and distractions were shared during an evaluation.  Finding out ADHD is the answer to decades of internal “Why,” questions for middle aged individuals, can provide a new-found freedom that is hard to articulate.

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to speak out and support victims of sexual assault and child abuse. According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, every 92 seconds a person experiences sexual assault in the United States. One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. Here in Broward, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported 579 rapes in 2017. According to the National Children's Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States annually.

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