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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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“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of the city's rising number of displaced residents.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
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Angela Maria Naso wrote this story while participating in the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
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Physicians are often terrible at heeding their own advice. "Among a trio of lung specialists I once knew, only one was not a chain smoker himself," writes Dr. Monya De. How does this happen?
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“I call it present traumatic stress disorder. When you have post-traumatic stress disorder it means the trauma has ended. With our people it is a perpetual trauma that is inflicted on almost a daily basis,” one lifelong resident of Bakersfield says.
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That's bad news, especially given ample research that has shown how critical engaging and speaking to young children is for building brains and spurring healthy development.

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