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Adderall abuse: a growing risk for young adults

You know a prescription drug is widely abused when it becomes the main character in recent movies! “A is for Adderall” is a documentary in production about the off-prescription use of that popular ADHD (attention deficient hyperactivity disorder) medication. The producers filmed the teaser at the University of Wisconsin Madison (“It’s so available; it’s everywhere,” says one student). And it’s the star of the 2015 James Franco film, “The Adderall Diaries,” about a burned-out, drugged-up writer.

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Seven ways to turn yourself into a morning person

Mornings are not for everyone. Even scientists have given us consolation by discovering that there are genetic differences between larks and owls (granted, the study was done on fruit flies, but we'll take it). Knowing that our own bodies may be wired to prefer a certain time of day is certainly a relief – less pressure to be that chirpy, already-ran-seven-miles-by-dawn superstar – but the fact of the matter is, many of us still have to wake up and function during those first daylight hours. So what can we do?

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Kidney recipient: "I have a promise of a decent life."

Jason Jester donated his kidney to his friend Jane Stout and says that it was just as much a gift to him as it was to her. He felt like it was something he needed to do for his sobriety. (video by Jaime Green)
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