Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Doctors Seek Help in Dealing With ADHD in Children
Many pediatricians and family doctors in the United States lack
expertise in diagnosing and treating
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, and
are seeking help from child mental health experts.
One of those specialists is Dr. Peter Jensen, a well-known child
psychiatrist who offers ADHD education seminars to health
professionals through his nonprofit Resource of Advancing
Children's Health Institute,
The New York Timesreported.
The intensive three-day sessions are held about 10 times a year
across the U.S. and about 2,000 health professionals have attended
There are only 8,300 child psychiatrists in the U.S. and this
low number means that many children with ADHD have to be seen by
pediatricians and family doctors, most of whom received little or
no training about the disorder in medical school,
Even if medical schools devoted more time to ADHD and other
child mental health issues, the benefits wouldn't be seen for 20 or
30 years, Jensen noted.
"We have the problem now, and it needs to be addressed now," the former associate director of child and adolescent research at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health told The Times.
His seminars emphasize role-playing and lively debate.
"Most continuing medical education is somebody standing up at a podium transmitting facts," Jensen told The Times. "But with ADHD that's like showing a slide show of how to swim the butterfly, and expecting people to go home and swim the butterfly. It takes real hands-on training."
One in seven children in the U.S. is diagnosed with ADHD by the
time they turn 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
says. ADHD is the second most common (asthma is first) long-term
medical condition in children.
Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled
About 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets pastries are being recalled
because the products may contain recalled meat, Nestle USA
The voluntary recall by Nestle includes three different sizes of
Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust
Philly Steak and Cheese products in the two-pack box,
The products may contain beef produced in 2013 and recalled last
week by Rancho Feeding Corp. The meat produced at its Petaluma,
Calif. plant was recalled because it came from "diseased and
unsound animals" that were processed without full inspection,
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and
Nestle discovered that a company in its supply chain bought meat
"From this review, we have confirmed that a small quantity of meat from Rancho was used at Nestle's Chatsworth, California production operation, a facility devoted entirely to Hot Pockets brand sandwiches," the company said in news release.
The recalled Hot Pockets products were distributed across the
country. Consumers can return the products or phone Nestle at
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled
meat from Rancho Feeding Corp, according to the USDA. The plant
closed voluntarily last week and officials are investigating its
processes and products,
The recalled meat was distributed to at least 974 vendors in
California, as well as to some in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi,
New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, according to USDA officials.
Musician David Crosby Recovering From Heart Procedure
Musician David Crosby is recovering after undergoing surgery
Friday to open a blocked heart artery.
A statement said that Crosby, 72, did not have a heart attack
but would have been at high risk for one if he hadn't heeded his
doctor's advice to have the procedure, in which the blockage was
removed and two stents were put in place to keep the artery open,
"I am very glad that I listened to my doctors and my family. It seems I am once again a very lucky man," Crosby said in the statement.
He is expected to make a full recovery. He had to postpone some
upcoming shows but plans to begin touring with Crosby, Stills &
Nash next month. Crosby, who has type 2 diabetes, had a liver
transplant in 1994,
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