Free ADHD screening at Center for Psychiatric CareThe Center for Psychiatric Care in Grand Forks will offer free screening for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on Oct. 22.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
The Center for Psychiatric Care in Grand Forks will offer free screening for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on Oct. 22.
The 15-minute, walk-in screening is from 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Center, 1451 44th Ave. S., Unit A.
Most people are diagnosed with the disorder at about age 6 or 7, a news release from the CPC stated. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to seek help if their child displays ADHD symptoms: difficulty sustaining attention, easily distracted, poor listening skills, excessive talking, fidgeting or squirming, difficulty waiting his or her turn and frequently interrupting others.
“These symptoms are often normal child behavior,” Dr. Derek Carlson, child and adolescent psychiatrist with CPC, said in the release. “If they are more frequent or more severe than in other children, then it’s time to do something.”
For more information, call (701) 732-2500.
Free lung cancer screening
Two Grand Forks health-care providers are offering free lung cancer screenings to men and women, 55 and older, who have smoked one pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years or more.
The Cancer Center of North Dakota and Independent Radiology Services, Ltd., are teaming up to offer the CT scan screenings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays from Nov. 1-29 at the cancer center, 1451 44th Ave. S., Suite E, in Grand Forks. Call (701) 787-5800 to make an appointment.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in United States, according to the Cancer Center of North Dakota (www.cancercenternd.com).