SWAGTRON Expands Its Teen Kick Scooter Line With Two New Swag Colors In Time For The Holidays

The K8 kick scooter now comes in swag blue and pink, in addition to black.

We’re proud to be launching new designs that allow riders to express their swag in their own terms,” says, Jason Wakefield, CMO of SWAGTRON. He continued, “we want our product color offerings to be as swag as our customers and fans.

Swagtron®, the affordable choice in innovative, quality electric rideables for riders of all ages, is announcing the launch of two new colors for the updated K8 kick scooter that will give teen riders more swag options from which to choose. The K8 is available for purchase now on Swagtron.com.

SWAGTRON knows that teens are looking for more ways to express their individuality from what they wear to what they ride, which is why we stay at the forefront of design and offer multiple color schemes with innovative features, and wallet-friendly pricing that speaks to the sidewalk warriors of today.

The K8 kick scooter now comes in swag blue and pink, in addition to black. It rolls on 8-inch wheels paired with ABEC-9 precision bearings for a ride that is smooth and silent. The folding aluminum frame is ultra-durable, yet flexible enough to absorb the micro-turbulence of a standard ride on most pavement. An extra-wide deck with no-slip grip tape adds a subtle detail that highlights SWAGTRON’s swag lion icon.

Easily foldable in three quick steps, an upgraded locking mechanism makes sure it stays folded and locked. For those that have less space, remove the detachable handles and secure them in their clamp.

“We’re proud to be launching new designs that allow riders to express their swag in their own terms,” says, Jason Wakefield, CMO of SWAGTRON. He continued, “we want our product color offerings to be as swag as our customers and fans.”


  • Lightweight, flexible, folding aluminum frame
  • 8-inch wheels w/ ABEC-9 precision bearings
  • Wide low-profile deck with logo-grip tape
  • Fold-down height-adjustable handlebars
  • Handlebar Heights: 35.4 in., 37.4 in., 39.4 in.
  • Folded Dimensions: 31.5 x 4.4 x 14.6 in.
  • Open Dimensions: 36.2 x 17.3 x 41 in.
  • 220-pound rider capacity
  • Rear friction heel brake
  • Net weight: 9.7 pounds
  • Ages 14+
  • MSRP: $90

Learn more at SWAGTRON.com

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SWAGTRON is an industry leader in affordable e-rideables for all ages. Having evolved as the forefront brand in its category, SWAGTRON was celebrated for being a first brand to offer UL-2272 certification for electrical and charging safety on their hoverboard lines: Safety is Swag. SWAGTRON continues to expand its line of quality, innovative rideable products including electric bikes, electric scooters, hoverboards (swagBOARD), electric skateboards while maintaining affordability for all. For more information, visit Swagtron.com.

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CQ fluency’s President & CEO Elisabete Miranda Named to Inc Female Founders 100 List 2020

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“Think big and be bold,you don’t get what you don’t ask for!” – Elisabete Miranda, President & CEO of CQ fluency

Translating The American Dream: How CQ fluency’s CEO is Improving Lives Through Language

CQ fluency, a global language services company, is proud to announce that President and CEO, Elisabete Miranda, has been included in Inc Magazine’s 100 Female Founders of 2020. Having grown from a small LSP based in New Jersey to a global player in the industry, Elisabete is honored to shed a spotlight on her American Dream story as she stands alongside some of the world’s most influential businesswomen who are creating meaningful, widespread change.

The list, which began in 2018, includes innovative women in their respective industries, who are paving the way for change through sustainable business strategies that leave a lasting social and economic impact. Past honorees include Tracee Ellis Ross and Rihanna, while this year’s list features Jessica Alba.

Emigrating from Brazil in 1994, and having no knowledge of the English language, Elisabete faced a litany of social barriers in an unfamiliar environment. She found that learning a new language was not as difficult as adapting to the culture. Elisabete experienced a true “lost in translation” communication when she received an urgent call from her 7-year-old daughter’s school. This call was regarding her daughter’s health as the school feared she had tuberculosis. “Eventually finding a physician that understood their cultural profile was so important” stated Miranda, “we found a doctor who knew that in Brazil you are vaccinated against Tuberculosis and when tested, it creates a false positive result.” For Elisabete, that experience illustrated how cultural understanding is critical in the healthcare industry to provide multicultural communities with quality care. “I knew I needed to make it my mission to improve lives,” continued Miranda, “CQ fluency was born out of the necessity to transform communications in healthcare, because we focus on not simply translating words but improving lives through culturally relevant translations.”

Elisabete is adamant that her success is attributed to passion, hard work, dedication, and thinking outside the box to turn a personal struggle into a collective solution. Her advice for other entrepreneurs:

“Think big and be bold,you don’t get what you don’t ask for!”

Today CQ fluency partners with major players in the life sciences and healthcare industries like Merck, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Pfizer and many more to develop solutions to drive health equity.

CQ fluency, a certified Minority & Woman Owned Business (MWBE) is no stranger to Inc’s esteemed awards, having been named to the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for seven consecutive years.

About CQ fluency

CQ fluency is a global company that offers a full suite of culturally relevant translation services for the life sciences and healthcare in over 170 languages. We are on a mission to improve lives– with subject matter experts who leverage their Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to blend meaning and feeling to cultivate real human connections. We combine human expertise with customized technology to help organizations effectively communicate to an increasingly diverse domestic population and navigate the global marketplace. Our clients include pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, hospitals and health agencies. More about CQ fluency can be found on our website at http://www.CQfluency.com

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its Female Founders 100 list was launched in 2018 and recognizes the 100 women who are driving innovation in their industries across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.


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Quanta Vici Launches First-Ever Smart Heated Socks and Gloves on Kickstarter

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For the first time, you can look sharp, warm, and truly comfortable at the same time. Whether you’re waiting for a ride, going for a walk, enjoying an outdoor event or working outside in the cold, Quanta Vici Smart Gloves and Socks are the layering essentials you won’t want to live without.

Say goodbye to frozen fingers and toes with Quanta Vici Smart Wearables, launching today on Kickstarter. These heated gloves and socks provide to-the-degree customizable heat in packages that look sharp and keep wearers warm and comfortable.

Heated wearable technology has increased in popularity in recent years, but not all solutions are created equally. Many require portable battery packs to provide the power needed to create heat. They all without exception offer pre-set temperature settings that put users in a “Goldilocks” situation: it’s either too hot or too cold and rarely just right.

Quanta Vici Smart Wearables offer smart temperature regulation up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit. This means precision temperature control, so each wearer can choose their ideal temperature degree for maximum comfort. With even heat distribution and a battery that lasts up to 6.5 hours when used at the highest setting, or multiple days on medium settings, Quanta Vici Smart Socks and Gloves will last no matter the activity. A full charge is achieved in under two hours via USB-C fast charging, and if the day requires heat for more than 6.5. hours, it’s also easy to connect the gloves or socks to any portable power bank for simultaneous heating and on-the-go charging, should the need arise for extra power.

“Quanta Vici was created with one simple mission: to deliver a premium smart apparel glove experience,” said Adrien Sadeghzadeh, CEO of Quanta Vici. “For the first time, you can look sharp, warm, and truly comfortable at the same time. Whether you’re waiting for a ride, going for a walk, enjoying an outdoor event or working outside in the cold, Quanta Vici Smart Gloves and Socks are the layering essentials you won’t want to live without.”

Quanta Vici brought together designers and engineers from major brands including Adidas, BMW, and Ralph Lauren to ensure every glove and sock exceeds the highest standards in form and function. Quanta Vici Smart Wearables are waterproof and ready for wear in any cold weather situation. They leverage unique carbon fibers to evenly distribute heat to ensure all extremities are kept comfortably warm. Quanta Vici Smart Gloves are lightweight and feature touchscreen-friendly fingertips and anti-slipping grip texture. The gloves are made from 75% recycled polyester and 25% spandex, while the socks feature a blend of wool, nylon, and spandex.

Temperature is maintained via Integrated Smart Sense Apparel Control. This proprietary system of sensors measures the temperature inside the wearable to regulate heat to each user’s preferred setting down to the degree. Quanta Vici’s smartphone app allows wearers to check battery time to know whether it’s time to recharge from within the app, and quickly check the temperature settings and make adjustments if needed. The app also features a memory setting, so users don’t have to worry about remembering what their heat preferences are. Each Quanta Vici Smart Wearable comes in either small/medium or large/extra-large and is quickly charged in under two hours. To pre-order, visit pr.go2.fund/weardasun.

About Quanta Vici, Inc.

Quanta Vici Inc. is a smart wearable company founded in 2017 to create premium wearable solutions that look good, feel good, and work perfectly. After experiencing frustrations with existing products, the Quanta Vici team blended experts from a variety of industries including apparel, technology, and engineering to create innovative solutions that utilize cutting-edge technology to improve people’s lives. For more information, visit http://www.QuantaVici.com.

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ECOBOND® Paint Announces Participation in the World Health Organization 2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Event Series

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We are tremendously honored to have our lead paint treatment solution selected by Dr. Basta and we enthusiastically support the World Health Organization’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week ~James M. Barthel, Creator of ECOBOND® Lead Defender®

Dr. Nicholas Basta presented the findings of his lead paint treatment research study on ECOBOND® – LeadDefender® in a session titled: “Bioaccessibility and Extractability of Ecobond® Lead Defender® Treated Lead Based Paint”

Those interested may watch the webinar by visiting http://www.LeadPaintTreatmentWebinar.com

James M. Barthel, Creator of ECOBOND® Lead Defender® commented, “We are tremendously honored to have our lead paint treatment solution selected by Dr. Basta and we enthusiastically support the World Health Organization’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.”

In June of 2017, ECOBOND® Paint LLC (ECOBOND®) entered into an agreement with Dr. Nicholas Basta from Ohio State University (OSU) a National Leading expert regarding the dangers of lead in the environment. The purpose for this program was to allow for a rigorous independent University validation of the positive effects of ECOBOND® Lead Defender® (ELD) on lead dust and lead paint hazards found commonly throughout the USA and especially in high Urban population centers. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) reported: “The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has estimated that, based on 2015 data, lead exposure accounted for 494,550 deaths and loss of 9.3 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) due to long-term effects on health.”

Dr. Nicholas Basta is a Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry at OSU. He is author of over 422 career publications; 111 of them in the last five years. He is on the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council and the USDA CSREES Technical Committee. Internationally, he is also part of the Bioavailability Research Group of Europe, the Bioavailability Research Group of Canada, as well as on the International Committee for the International Conference on Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements.

Dr. Basta’s research program is focused on risk-based in-situ remediation of metal contaminated sites and development / application of lab methods to evaluate the ability of soil treatments to reduce exposure (bioavailability, mobility) (for the last 20y). The research program is internationally known for its development and application of inexpensive in vitro gastrointestinal methods that are acceptable to USEPA for evaluating bioavailability (human and eco) in contaminated soil.

Dr. Basta’s ECOBOND® testing included following EPA test methods for:

  • IVBA – In Vitro bio accessibility. This test is to simulate human ingestion
  • TCLP – Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure. This test is to test for hazardous material
  • SPLP -Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure. This test is to simulate affects from acid rain
  • WEXT – a de-ionized water extraction test (WEXT). This test is to test for effects of water

Conclusion: ECOBOND® Lead Defender® is a highly efficient, cost effective product for significantly reducing lead hazards through treatment as a primer, sealer or topcoat of a leave on application or waste disposal solution. The results of Dr. Bastia’s independent analysis are consistent with other independent studies and with results obtained daily from the over 10,000 customers who purchase and use ECOBOND® on a wide variety of uses everyday across the USA.

Barthel continued, “ECOBOND® is the premier provider of environmental products focused on protecting human health from the dangers of lead and receiving the results from this research study from Ohio State University, validates the effectiveness of our patented a Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment (LCST), ECOBOND® Lead Defender®. This treatment effectively treats, and seals lead contaminated surfaces; thereby mitigating the potential for lead exposure hazards to humans and the environment. The challenge we faced when researching this solution was that a Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment (LCST) must seal lead contamination on surfaces as well as facilitate treatment of the underlying lead.”

ECOBOND® Lead Defender® is that solution. It is a patented technology that integrates a proven state-of-the-art lead complexing treatment to help RRP contractors as well as homeowners needing a proven and reliable lead dust and paint solution.

The formula contains patented lead treatment reagents, paint penetrators and softeners designed to penetrate, bond, seal and treat existing lead dust and paint while controlling the spread of airborne lead. This product is resistant to acid rain leaching, has low odor, low VOC, a quick dry resin, has excellent adhesion, a low fire hazard due to its high flame resistant and paint qualities like a high end premium latex paint. It is also mold and mildew resistant and can be tinted in a wide range of colors.

To download the full research report with data, titled: “Bio accessibility and Extractability of Treated Lead Based Paint”, visit https://ecobondlbp.com/learn/studies


ECOBOND® Paint LLC is the Premier Provider of Environmental Products focused on protecting human health from the dangers of lead, smoke and odors in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.

The ECOBOND® family of products now includes Bitrex® a bitter-tasting additive to discourage oral contact! This creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest. Bitrex® is the bitterest substance known and is added to ECOBOND® to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially harmful materials.

The Lead Problem Came in a Paint Can – the Solution Can Too! ECOBOND® – LeadDefender® is so much more than just paint!

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Choose Your Wakeup with Two Spooky Halloween Clocks from Sonic Alert

The Skull and Sonic Glow Moon clocks are extra-loud to wake you up

Sonic Alert extra-loud Skull and Sonic Glow Moon clocks will wake you up this Halloween

Battery backup, audio inputs and even USB charging (on the Glow clock) make these two choices versatile and fun

Start your day off right and get into the spirit of Halloween with either of these unique alarm clocks from Sonic Alert. Several features make them different than any other on the market. The Skull has flashing lights and eyes. The Sonic Glow Moon clock is a replica with a dimmable glow feature that serves as a night light as well as an extra wake, plus a howling moon audio setting.

Both alarm clocks feature up to 113 decibels – the loudest available on the market – with adjustable volume and tone. The Sonic Bomb Super Shaker can be used on either clock for some serious vibration. Users can select how they want to wake, like vibration only with no audio, allowing others to continue sleeping uninterrupted.

Both Skull and the Sonic Glow Moon Clocks are quality made and offer a number of user-selectable features, great audio and a fun way to start your day.

Check out the website for a Halloween Special.

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Pacific Northwest small business honored with President’s “E” Award for Exports

“Our commitment to quality is exceptional; from product development to distributor management, quality is at the core of everything we do,” said Tara Hart, IOPI Medical, President and CEO. “For our years of hard work and commitment, to be honored with the President’s “E” Award is truly a privilege.”

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross notified IOPI Medical of its selection to receive the President’s “E” Award for Exports. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“IOPI Medical has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with IOPI Medical’s exports to 42 countries. The company’s investment in product certification to gain entry into more international markets was also particularly notable. IOPI Medical’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to nation export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.

IOPI Medical is the manufacturer of the IOPI, a product used with patients who have a variety of diseases, such as stroke, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s palsy, and ALS, by objectively measuring tongue and lip strength and providing rehab if weakness is found.

The IOPI Medical brand is known worldwide due to its almost exclusive use for strength and endurance measurements, both clinically and in research, in the field of swallowing disorders.

“Our commitment to quality is exceptional; from product development to distributor management, quality is at the core of everything we do,” said Tara Hart, IOPI Medical, President and CEO. “For our years of hard work and commitment, to be honored with the President’s “E” Award is truly a privilege.”

In total, Secretary Ross honored 39 U.S companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.

About the “E” Awards

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit http://www.export.gov.

Contact: Amy Temple, 425-232-3167

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Koi CBD launches two new CBD gummies

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NEW Koi CBD Anytime & Nighttime CBD Gummies

Koi CBD, established in 2015, is well known for their array of CBD product offerings, but it seems they aren’t stopping product innovation anytime soon. With their launch of Nighttime Rest and Anytime Balance broad spectrum gummies, Koi is looking to put their stamp on this rapidly growing segment of the CBD market.

Both new gummy lines are made with the company’s premium Koi PRIZM™ Broad Spectrum hemp extract containing naturally-occurring CBD. They are also certified vegan, kosher and 100% allergen free.

The Anytime Balance gummy comes in an all-natural berry lemonade flavor and features 20 mg of CBD per serving of two gummies.

The Nighttime Rest gummy combines 20 mg of naturally-occurring CBD with 5 mg of melatonin per serving (2 gummies). This offering is also made with all-natural ingredients and can be enjoyed in a natural cherry limeade flavor.

“We are excited to launch our latest CBD gummies available in two varieties – Anytime Balance and Nighttime Rest. Made with all-natural ingredients and certified Vegan, each serving contains 20 mg of CBD from our Koi PRIZM™ broad spectrum hemp extract, along with 5 mg of melatonin in the Nighttime version,” said Kevin Sather, Vice President of Marketing at Koi CBD. “Our customers have long enjoyed the benefits of our CBD gummies, and now have two new options to use in their health regimen.”

The company’s branded Koi PRIZM™ Broad Spectrum hemp extract containing naturally-occurring CBD is the star in both these new products, along with other all-natural ingredients. Koi consistently blends the CBD and other ingredients to ensure an even distribution throughout the manufacturing process. Plus, every batch of Koi CBD is tested multiple times during production and goes through full panel testing by an accredited 3rd party lab to ensure quality and that they remain free of any detectable THC, so they are non-intoxicating.

Koi CBD’s new Anytime Balance and Nighttime Rest CBD gummies are available now at koicbd.com and are launching at Koi CBD retailers nationwide.

Koi CBD was founded in 2015 and is based in Norwalk, CA. Providing CBD tinctures, topicals, gummies, skincare and so much more, Koi boasts a robust product offering available on their website and at retailers nationwide. The company also sources hemp extract through a strict vendor validation process. All products are infused with hemp grown and extracted in the USA, which enables Koi to deliver consistent CBD products to all 50 states.

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MACRO Trials Brings Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Clinical Trials and Company’s Business Operations by Partnering with Los Angeles LGBT Center

Implementing transgender awareness and training enables widened inclusion efforts while helping to create career opportunities for the trans community.

“MACRO Trials is paving the way toward the future of comprehensive clinical research. Redefining clinical trial parameters will generate more accurate and nuanced research outcomes that take into account the true diverse range of human bodies and behaviors.”

MACRO Trials (MACRO) understands that clinical trials are designed to find therapeutics and treatments for the total population; however, marginalized communities are generally not recruited or selected to participate in research studies. Especially overlooked for general clinical trials are LGBTQIA+ group members. When setting trial parameters, there are medically defined exclusions; however, any person fitting a study’s parameters should be considered to be a participant. Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical trials broadens research outcomes by collecting and recording data for a variety of people, including those currently overlooked.

“When we conduct a clinical trial at MACRO, we do so with the understanding that the data we help collect today is contributing to the improvement of health outcomes for tomorrow’s patients. MACRO also knows that today’s health outcomes are not equitable for all, largely because the long-held standards for conducting clinical research do not include any effective metrics that hold the industry accountable to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts,” states Chief Operating Officer of MACRO Daniel A. Perez, BS, CCRP.

In addition to bringing awareness for LGBTQIA+ patients in the research setting, MACRO has partnered with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to bring transgender awareness and sensitivity training to clinical research personnel. Training includes pronoun awareness, cultural awareness, being cognizant and inclusive of everyone structurally to create a welcoming environment internally for employees and interns. According to Perez, “Implementing transgender awareness and training will allow us the opportunity to widen our inclusion efforts while simultaneously opening career paths in clinical research for the trans community.”

Everyone benefits from supporting the most marginalized groups. Fostering a positive work environment attracts diverse talent to fill internship and entry-level positions as undergraduates navigate their potential career paths with the freedom to be their authentic self. Acceptance promotes a workplace where the work is what matters.

Los Angeles LGBT Center Transgender Economic Empowerment Project Program Manager Eden Luna (they/them/elle) shares, “Gender-inclusive hiring and recruitment practices will serve LGBTQIA+ communities as well as the greater world at large. MACRO Trials is paving the way toward the future of comprehensive clinical research. Redefining clinical trial parameters will generate more accurate and nuanced research outcomes that take into account the true diverse range of human bodies and behaviors. The Los Angeles LGBT Center encourages other organizations to follow suit and recruit members of the community to facilitate those relationships with research participants. This will be an industry standard very soon, the future of research is inclusive.”

About MACRO Trials

MACRO Trials (MACRO) was founded in 2009 by physician colleagues passionate about performing high-quality research within their specialties. After establishing a record of conducting industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials in the fields of aesthetics, dermatology and plastic surgery, MACRO applied their unique research framework to support other principal investigators in private practice. Working closely with sponsors and contract research organizations, MACRO went on to facilitate and optimize research without the associated administrative and regulatory headaches. With a mission to change the culture of clinical research, and an eye toward a technologically adaptive research paradigm, MACRO is evolving to continue to incorporate best practices in clinical trial optimization.

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ADHD: Recognizing the Symptoms – CHADD Aims to Build Understanding During ADHD Awareness Month in October


When not properly identified, diagnosed, and treated, ADHD can have serious consequences, including academic and work failure, family stress and disruption, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, accidental injuries, and financial and legal difficulties.

Everyone can have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior now and then. But for some, these issues are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with the activities of daily life. This indicates the presence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 10 percent of school-age children and more than four percent of adults in the United States. How do you know when you or a loved one should seek a professional evaluation? As we mark ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)―the leading nonprofit organization providing support, training, education, and advocacy for the ADHD community―explains the signs to look for.

The classification system found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is the gold standard used by healthcare professionals when evaluating patients for ADHD. To be diagnosed, children should have six or more symptoms of the disorder present, while adolescents age 17 and older and adults should have at least five symptoms present. The DSM-5 lists three different presentations of ADHD―Predominantly Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined. The symptoms of each are summarized below. The DSM-5 also requires professionals to determine the severity of the disorder as mild, moderate, or severe, as ADHD affects individuals to varying degrees.

ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Presentation

  •     Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  •     Has difficulty sustaining attention
  •     Does not appear to listen
  •     Struggles to follow through with instructions
  •     Has difficulty with organization
  •     Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  •     Loses things
  •     Is easily distracted
  •     Is forgetful in daily activities

ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation

  •     Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
  •     Has difficulty remaining seated
  •     Runs about or climbs excessively in children; extreme restlessness in adults
  •     Difficulty engaging in activities quietly
  •     Acts as if driven by a motor; adults will often feel inside as if they are driven by a motor
  •     Talks excessively
  •     Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
  •     Difficulty waiting or taking turns
  •     Interrupts or intrudes upon others

ADHD Combined Presentation

  •     Meets the criteria for both inattention and hyperactive-impulsive ADHD presentations

To receive a diagnosis, symptoms need to begin before age 12; be present in more than one setting; interfere with functioning at home, school or work, and social settings; and cannot be better explained by another disorder. It is important to note that symptoms can change over time, so children may fit different presentations as they get older, and adults may fit different presentations during various stages of life.

As there is no single test to diagnose ADHD, a comprehensive evaluation by a professional is necessary to establish a diagnosis, rule out other causes, and determine the presence or absence of co-existing conditions. Such an evaluation requires time and effort, and should include a careful history and a clinical assessment of the individual’s academic, social, and emotional functioning and developmental level. There are several types of professionals who can diagnose ADHD, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, nurse practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians.

When not properly identified, diagnosed, and treated, ADHD can have serious consequences, including academic and work failure, family stress and disruption, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, accidental injuries, and financial and legal difficulties. ADHD is highly manageable using an individualized, multimodal treatment approach that can include behavioral interventions, parent and patient training, educational and workplace support, and medication.

To learn more, visit CHADD.org or call 301.306.7070.


CHADD is the leading resource on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), providing support, training, education, and advocacy for the 17 million children and adults in the United States living with ADHD, their families, educators, and healthcare professionals. As home to the National Resource Center on ADHD, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD is the most trusted source of reliable, science-based information regarding current medical research and ADHD management.

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Dentist in Kyle TX serving dental emergency patients through COVID19 pandemic

Our amazing doctors, dental assistants, and administrative staff have been tirelessly working throughout this pandemic

Kyle Parkway Dentistry boasts of being one of the leading dental care and treatment clinics in Kyle, TX. Their dental clinic is focused on delivering the best dental experience to the members of Kyle TX community. This mission has pushed their clinic to announce that they will remain open during the coronavirus pandemic to attend to patients who are in need of emergency dentistry services.

Having implemented and communicated their commitment to meeting the needs of patients with emergency dental care and treatment needs, Kyle Parkway Dentistry has witnessed a significant amount of patients who their healthcare team has helped in dealing with pain and discomfort associated with dental emergencies.

The spokesperson for the dental clinic, Dr. D., while describing their experience said, “We are proud to say that so far we have at least prevented 200 patients from going to the ER. Our amazing doctors, dental assistants, and administrative staff have been tirelessly working throughout this pandemic without a single complaint. I just want to give a shout out to all of these awesome individuals here that I am proud to be a coworker.”

Kyle Parkway Dentistry will for as long as the coronavirus pandemic lasts, and until new directives are issued, maintain its current work rate, attending to the needs of patients with dental emergencies, and saving them from going to the ER.

Patients who are experiencing painful sensations and discomfort in the head and neck region, those who are in need of Tooth extractions in Kyle TX, or those who suffer from toothaches can come into their dental clinic to have their oral health conditions looked into. Their team of dental specialists will examine, diagnose, and offer the best treatment procedure to relieve pain and also restore comfort.

Patients who have lost their teeth due to physical trauma during the lockdown are also welcome into their dental clinic. Kyle Parkway Dentistry promises the best emergency dental care services in Kyle, TX to all patients coming into their clinic.

Kyle Parkway Dentistry is located at 4650 S FM 1626 #104, Kyle, TX 78640. For all emergency dental needs, contact their team via phone at 512-256-0105 or via email at info@kyleparkwaydentistry.com. For additional information regarding their services, visit their dental clinic’s website at https://kyleparkwaydentistry.com/

You can also find their reviews by real patients at https://g.page/Dentist-in-Kyle?share

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