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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Awareness of just how damaging toxic stress and childhood adversity can be for a child's health and life prospects is growing. While leading experts call for bold new treatments, what approaches are already showing promise in reversing the effects on young bodies and minds?
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June 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:48am
A death notice in The New York Times last week caught the eye of one of my colleagues, who circulated it around the office. It was for an emerita professor of psychology at Cornell who committed suicide after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Are there more such death notices to come?
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June 03, 2014 | 7 comments
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 7:05am
He was known as the "Teflon Egg Don." For more than 35 years the egg farms associated with Austin "Jack'' DeCoster have been accused of health and safety violations and worker, environmental and animal abuses but the charges have never stuck.
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June 03, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:00am
Hospitals may not always see complaints as signs of support. But when a hospital has problems, it can only get better if the community within and around it helps it get better. None of that can happen when the community is kept in the dark.
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June 02, 2014 | 2 comments
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:00am
At the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, speakers took on junk food and suggested the debate between freedom and regulation is a false one. But attempts to regulate food have backfired. Some argue politicians now must persuade people that the freedom to eat bad food is no freedom at all.
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May 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:00am
A May report found a modest increase in Medi-Cal spending could give about 700,000 undocumented Californians access to care. Meanwhile, in the Salinas Valley, some say an employer-sponsored trust could provide essential care to farmworkers.
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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:00am
New research has found that bullies had better health profiles than those not involved in bullying at all, while victims displayed less healthy blood readings over time. The study adds to a growing body of knowledge on how adversity and stress become embedded in our bodies and shape health.
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May 29, 2014 | 2 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Last chance to apply for the Equal Voice Journalism Fellowships and Scholarship at The Journalism Center on Children & Families.
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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:43pm
An extended response to DJ Jaffe's post, titled "8 Myths About Serious Mental Illness."
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May 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 4:00am
Children's Hospital New Orleans failed to disclose a serious pattern of fungal infections. That's a shame, as anything that adds to the suffering of patients should be promptly explained. It would've also let parents of the children know they weren't alone during a difficult time.
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May 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:22pm
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week confirmed what many have suspected: more than 10,000 2 and 3-year-old U.S. toddlers are being dosed with drugs like Ritalin and Adderral for "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." You read that right.
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May 26, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:00am
At least five children died after contracting a fungus at Children's Hospital New Orleans. The hospital kept the pattern of infections secret for five years, spurring outrage. The incident raises the question, What benefits would a full disclosure have brought?
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May 26, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:00am
New research proves for the first time that the fungus that causes valley fever is living in Washington state, far outside its traditional boundaries in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. While the findings aren't cause for panic, the news suggests clinicians should be on the watch for symptoms.
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May 22, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:00am
The Kaiser Family Foundation is looking for a Web and Social Media Content Editor to serve as the day-to-day writer, curator and editor of the Foundation’s web site and social media channels.
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May 22, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:00am
After Obamacare's passage, California expanded its Medicaid benefits to allow those with mild to moderate mental health problems to receive care. But as the state's Medicaid numbers surge, some say there aren't enough providers to meet the rising demand.
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May 22, 2014 | 0 comments

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