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Health Tip: Coping With ADHD

-- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for a person -- most often a child -- to pay attention and stay focused.

A child with ADHD can be a more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintaining friendships.

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Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

-- Schools are chock-full of loud and potentially destructive sounds, including crowded hallways, buses, band practices and sporting events.

Over time, repeated exposure to these noisy environments can harm your child's hearing, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says.

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Health Tip: Help Support Memory With These Foods

-- Your diet can play a role in brain health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Research has found that foods in a typical Mediterranean diet can lead to better cognitive function, alertness and memory.

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Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

-- Everyone has back pain at some point, whether due to poor posture, heavy lifting, a spinal condition present a birth, or an exercise-related injury.

While other triggers for back pain may not be as easy to prevent, poor posture is a relatively easy fix.

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Health Tip: Use a Ladder Safely

-- Falling from a ladder can cause serious injury, even death. But nearly all ladder injuries are preventable, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society says.

The society suggests:

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Health Tip: Prevent Yoga-Related Injury

-- Practicing yoga can bolster your overall fitness while improving posture and flexibility, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

While the agency notes yoga is safe for most people, those who are pregnant or have high blood pressure, glaucoma or sciatica may be at greater risk of injury.

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Health Tip: Recognizing a Learning Disorder

-- Learning a new subject may involve many mistakes. But when they are too frequent and long-lasting, they may be symptoms of a learning disorder, the National Institutes of Health says.

A learning disability isn't a measure of how smart a child is. It's caused by a difference in the brain that's present from birth, or shortly after. This affects how the brain handles information, and may cause problems with reading, writing and math.

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Health Tip: Control Some Risk Factors for Diabetes

-- Some risk factors for diabetes are under a person's control, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet and getting enough exercise, the American Heart Association notes.

The AHA says additional risk factors that are under a person's control include:

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