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Cleveland youth shared this week personal stories to underscore the importance of the projects they proposed to police, community and nonprofit leaders in their city.
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This reporting is supported by the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship....
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A new project from The Plain Dealer will listen to the voices of Cleveland children sharing what it's like to grow up, play, go to school and live in this city — and what needs to change. But some early reader responses have been troubling.
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There is nothing inherent about black skin that increases risks during pregnancy — except over-exposure to the real culprit, racism, which can harm a mother’s body in real, measurable ways.
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Children in troubled families are often destined for troubled lives — unless they get help before their brains become “hard-wired for stress.”
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This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. It's the fourth in a series of stories exploring how the Trump administration's immigration policies are affecting the physical, mental and emotional
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Both explicit racism and microaggressions can hurt the health and well-being of people of color, writes psychologist Gina Torino.
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Dulce Castro, an 18-year-old DACA beneficiary, used to sleep eight hours a night, but since Trump announced he was ending the program on Sept. 5, she's been lucky if she gets four hours of uninterrupted rest.
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Stress is a powerful force. It can help us survive, but in some cases, lead to a lifetime of medical issues. A kid can only endure so many stressful traumatic experiences before it impacts his health.

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