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Most everyone I know has undergone some kind of X-ray—in the hospital ER, at a doctor’s office, urgent care center—probably most often at the dentist’s office. Who doesn’t love that folded cardboard dental film or the goopy goop required for a full-mouth impression mold? For orthodontic patients, in particular, imaging is crucial since provides valuable additional data about skeletal and...

We know that depression can interfere with sleep—it either inhibits those suffering from depression from getting adequate rest or causes others to sleep seemingly nonstop. New research, however, is showing that sleep deprivation itself can be a leading cause of depression. Talk about a Catch-22! While the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults get at least seven hours of...

Does this sound familiar? Your child has difficulty paying attention in school, can’t seem to focus on anything for very long, is easily irritated and frustrated, is often tired in the afternoon, and seems to have little impulse control. Chances are, his teacher, your pediatrician or someone else has told you he has attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD. Maybe...