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A series, by Ellen Abbott, on the issue of concussions in CNY.

This week: ADHD, winter concussions and dry skin

If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD,) it’s better to start medical treatment early, so the child keeps up with his or her peers, says Stephen Faraone, a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

An expert in ADHD, Faraone explains its many facets, including its tendency to run in families, the reluctance of some people toward medication and the hopes for genetic research.

Also this week: winter head injuries, what to do about dry skin, and research into Christmas Tree Syndrome.

Tune in this coming Sunday, December 27 at 9 p.m. for HealthLink on Air.