Health

Diet, Nutrients, and ADHD

By Amanda Fey, ND

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children, estimated to affect between five to ten percent of children and three to six percent of adults, according to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Children with ADHD tend to be hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive.

Not everyone who is overly hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive has ADHD. Since most people answer out of turn, are distracted easily, and become disorganized, how can specialists tell if the problem is specifically ADHD?

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Heart Health for Women

By Amanda H. Fey, ND

Did you know that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women? It is also the leading cause of disability among women, and American women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.

Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed due to plaque (the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and other substances) formation inside the vessels’ walls. As plaque builds up, the blood flow to the heart is greatly reduced. Heart disease can lead to a heart attack, which happens when an artery becomes completely blocked due to plaque.

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  • By Jaime Hazard, 

    Tompkins Community Action

    Are you noticing drafts in your home? Wondering whether your heating system is safe or efficient? Are you looking for ways to save on your energy costs? With winter coming on fast,  Tompkins Community Action wants to help keep your home warm. Every day, TCAction hears from homeowners, landlords and renters looking for information about our energy efficiency programs. With so many energy efficiency loans, rebates, grants and tax incentives available, it can be hard to fi...

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