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In the future, pediatricians may turn to biomarkers to flag dangerous levels of stress in children.
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With soaring unemployment, millions falling behind in rent and mile-long food bank lines, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a food and housing crisis of epic proportions.
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Our long pre-history has primed our brains to think about the short term during acutely stressful scenarios, says UCSF's Alexandra Crosswell.
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As women and mothers, we are astonished at the reported conditions. But as pediatricians, we are deeply concerned about the long-term health impacts of these kids are likely to face.
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The Harvard researcher who led a famous study of Romanian orphans tells reporters there are lots of science-based reasons to worry about separating migrant children from their families at the border.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2019-2020 budget proposal Thursday, setting forth an agenda that uses the state’s tax windfall to bolster early childhood programs and cut costs for struggling families.
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Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.
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Correspondent Michael Hill reported this story with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.
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An 8-year-old boy's battered feet hint at the deeper traumas many migrant children are left carrying.
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“I have bad news for you,” my editor said during a phone call in late August 2017. “We’re closing in two weeks.”

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