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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00am
Stresses like poverty, neglect and abuse all manifest differently in the brain and can cause different mental health issues later in life, explains researcher Katie McLaughlin of the University of Washington.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:00am
“In my newsroom, reporters are encouraged to have obsessions rather than beats,” Cary Aspinwall told fellows at the 2017 National Fellowship this week. “And my obsession is women in jail.”
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00am
Many immigrants are now afraid to leave their homes for work or school for fear of being arrested and deported. This climate of fear has made children in these familes newly vulnerable to what psychologists call "toxic stress."
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00am
“When you’re a foster girl, you feel unwanted,” a 21-year-old survivor said. “You’ve been through so much neglect and abuse. And then when you have a man tell you, ‘I love you, I’’ll take care of you, I’ll protect you,’ you want to believe him.”
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Their crimes are heinous. Their backstories are heartbreaking. The system was never equipped to help them.
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system has long been one of the most prolific in locking up youth on minor offenses and a recent reform has lessened — but not eliminated — the problem.
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Individuals like Loren Anthony, a fitness instructor from the Navajo Nation, are modeling healthy lifestyles and getting their friends and families involved. Grassroots organizations are starting group exercise sessions, basketball tournaments, traditional cooking classes and workshops.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
The USC Center for Health Journalism welcomes 24 journalists from around the nation to its National Fellowships and awards them reporting grants of $2,000 to $10,000.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 4:00am
At each turn, the people responsible for her safety failed her — her birth parents, relatives, foster parents, the Indiana Department of Child Services, school officials, therapists and others.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 4:00am
Arizona tends to try out new approaches and programs, but rarely sticks with such efforts long enough to bring about change.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:08pm
Hurricane Katrina forced New Orleans' remaining gangs into the Central City neighborhood. With this mass concentration of drug traffickers came a bloody turf war, near-daily shootings and a rising body count.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00am
It's those first 1,000 days — from conception until a child's second birthday — that the brain most needs the right mix of nutrients to fully form. But programs that focus on such developmental goals are now at risk.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00am
The United States’ health care system came in dead last in a comparison of 11 wealthy countries, done by The Commonwealth Fund.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00am
A new study finds less than 20 percent of physicians' electronic notes were made up meaningful text. The remainder — mostly auto-filled "junk" text — does nothing to help doctors understand what's going on with patients.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Join the Center for Health Journalism for the upcoming webinar on "Medicaid's Changing Future." on July 26, plus don't forget to apply for the 2017 California Data Fellowship.
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