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We know "toxic stress" can have a devastating impact on the longterm health and well-being of children. But how do we counter its effects? It turns out that strengthening relationships and building resilience is key.

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Proponents of baby courts argue that the traditional system is in crisis. They say the law is in some ways too quick to intervene with parents accused of neglect and abuse. Yet at the same time, they say, the legal system gives families too little attention when it comes to needed services.

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In a town whose problems already include air pollution, water contamination and poverty, the California drought has spurred a growing health crisis, worsening respiratory conditions and burdening those with other illnesses, such as 49-year-old Manuel León.

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Reporter Alayna Shulman profiles two women living with mental illness in rural northeast California, where services can be scarce. “You’ve just got to keep going, and you’ve just got to cling to the hope that things are going to get better," one woman says.

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A study on vicarious trauma found lasting impacts on the mental health of some children whose family was involved in the manhunt for Boston marathon bomber.

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La deportación conlleva no solo una carga emocional, sino también la pérdida del sustento, el riesgo de perder la vivienda y la falta de recursos para suplir las necesidades más básicas.

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Deportation creates emotional difficulty, loss of livelihoods, effects of loneliness and the risk of losing housing and resources to meet the most basic needs.

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When is a medical study on its own not worth a story? A recent study on music therapy for anxiety offers some clues.

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Is it really worth it for doctors and nurses to learn to write well? Some medical schools say yes — but their reasons might surprise you.

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Stress has always been a part of college life – moving away from home, living with roommates and cramming for tests. But college counselors are worried as new and serious stressors, many financial are hurting students' health and hindering their academic success.

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