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Headaches – Dr. Nicole Ellison

Open up just about anybody’s medicine cabinet and the one thing you’re almost sure to find is one or more medications for headache. We all get them and most are easily treated. But sometimes, headaches are serious and need professional attention. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Nicolle Ellison talks about headaches in this edition of Health Connection.

What is the clinical definition of a headache? (first question)

Is there such a thing as a “common” headache? (skip to 0:22)

Are there other types of headaches? (skip to 1:02)

What can be done to avoid a tension headache? (skip to 1:15)

What are the best over-the-counter medications to take for headache? (skip to 1:42)

What is a migraine headache? (skip to 2:18)

How do you treat a migraine headache? (skip to 3:08)

What is a cluster headache? (skip to 4:04)

When is a headache sufficiently severe so as to require seeking professional help? (skip to 4:40)

ADHD – Dr. Christine Powell

Those who can’t focus, do poorly in school, frequently act out or can’t sit still might suffer from a disease called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s more commonly diagnosed in children but it affects adults as well. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Christine Powell answers questions regarding ADHD.

What is ADHD? (first question)

Why are so many children diagnosed with ADHD? Is it an epidemic? (skip to 0:48)

Is ADHD a new disease? (skip to 1:10)

Is there a genetic component to ADHD? (skip to 1:38)

How do you differentiate between the normal activeness of children and those that suffer ADHD? (skip to 1:45)

How do you treat ADHD? (skip to 2:08)

How do medications like Ritalin work in treating ADHD? (skip to 2:45)

Are there any long-term implications attendant to taking medications like Ritalin? (skip to 2:59)

Do children “grow out” of ADHD? (skip to 3:16)

Are there things other than medication that can make ADHD better or worse? (skip to 3:40)

How does diet affect ADHD? (skip to 4:13)

Is ADHD common among adults? (skip to 4:45)

What signs should an adult look for if he or she suspects having ADHD? (skip to 5:07)

How is ADHD treated in adults? (skip to 5:28)

Are there any new treatments for ADHD on the horizon? (skip to 5:51)