Will.I.Am, the Black Eyed Peas singer and composer/main man, has been battling ADHD and anchors on music to keep focus!
Check out this article fresh from the StarPulse.com press!…Continue
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"A lot of people (members) don't know what Ben's Friends is. They just know... their community... and it's really awesome!...…Continue
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Coping with a rare condition stretches our resiliency and, with a little help from friends, triumph through adversity.
The story of Ben's Friends founder Ben Munoz proves just that. Recovering from a stroke brought about by a cerebral arterioveous malfomation in 2006, Ben started a rare disease community to connect with others and before you know it, that network has grown to 34…Continue
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Check this out: Eli Lilly, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, featured Ben's Friends in their Clinical Open Innovations Portal. The Indiana-based company highlighted BF's work in…Continue
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Posted our 2012 Milestones story on CNN.com! Click on the link to view it and please click 'RECOMMEND' as you go.
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Cellphones constantly interrupting, pressure to multitask workloads, large billboards shouting out for our attention.
We live in a chronically distracted society.
How do we know it's not just tech-induced anxiety or stress overload?
Here's a video from News10.net featuring how ADHD is diagnosed in adults. …
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I just learned that, as a member of this community, I can give a maximum $1 donation to Ben's Friends and make a big difference for others! http://www.indiegogo.com/BensFriends2013
In just five years, Bensfriends.org has built one of the largest patient support organizations in the world. We run 33 discreet support communities that help 25,000+ people…Continue
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Sanford Research’s Coordinator for Rare Diseases (CoRDS) featured Ben’s Friends Patient Communities (BensFriends) in its latest Twitter chat, a regular event which brings together rare disease patient groups and other key stakeholders to discuss topics around #raredisease.
Follow this link to view the press release and to download the full transcript on PDF format.…Continue
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Have you seen the news on ADHD drugs relating its use with lower crime rates lately?
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Have you opted to receive the BF Newsletter yet? If not, here's one good reason to do so.
I have been receiving the BF Newsletter regularly, usually around the 20th of the month, and it:
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Do you love to travel? Or perhaps a need to travel arises and you're unsure of what to do because of your condition?
The US Department of Homeland Security has established a Help Line for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions. It's called TSA Cares.
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About one in every ten children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now scientists at Laval University in Quebec say some environmental pollutants increase the incidence of attention problems. Dr. Gina Muckle tells host Steve Curwood about her study demonstrating an association between ADHD in children and exposure to lead and mercury.
Find out more in…Continue
Added by Armando Abrero on October 6, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
ADHD has often been connected with other conditions, mostly psychiatric, but aside from the usual anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorders young ADHD patients tend to suffer from respiratory illnesses as well such as colds, asthma and respiratory infections.
While the connection is mostly confirmed statistically…Continue
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I saw this article from a fellow community and I felt compelled to share it to everyone as the information appears to be comprehensive, important and of interest in our community.
Like prescription medicine, herbal supplements can…
Added by Armando Abrero on July 8, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
A handful of articles came out about ADHD/ADD on the days prior to the passing of SC ruling on Healthcare. I feel the bigger picture crowded out those articles.
Here are a few points I would like to share.
1. On Yahoo! News' Does Your Child Really Have ADHD, the article speaks of the effect lack of sleep has on…Continue
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OUR ONLINE PRESENCE IS GROWING!!!
Check out this video on YouTube: Ben's Friends Twitter-FB Milestones
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