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‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times

Source: ‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times By JOSH KATZ and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ NOV. 29, 2018 this file is generated from src/style.less A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase…

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Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life – The New York Times

Source: Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life – The New York Times Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.  A map used by the Seattle Housing Authority identifies neighborhoods, shaded in purple, where housing...
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Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids – The New York Times

Source: Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids – The New York Times It doesn’t make you look authoritative. It makes you look out of control to your kids. It makes you look weak. Credit You Jung Byun The use of spanking to discipline children has been in decline for 50 years. But…

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In The Debate Over Safe Injection Sites, What Does The Science Say? – NPR

Source: In The Debate Over Safe Injection Sites, What Does The Science Say? : Shots – Health News : NPR What’s The Evidence That Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives? September 7, 20182:40 PM ET Elana Gordon for WHYY Supervised injection sites, like Insite in Vancouver, Canada, provide drug users with clean needles…

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Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line | Now | Drexel University

Source: Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line | Now | Drexel University Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line The Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — most benefitted those closest to the federal poverty line, a study led by Drexel University…

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The Troubling Relationship Between Juvenile Detention and Long-Term Health

Source: The Troubling Relationship Between Juvenile Detention and Long-Term Health In the weeks before they leave the juvenile detention center, incarcerated children in Connecticut meet with counselors from the Wheeler Clinic, a nonprofit that works with high-risk youth as they transition back into their community. They talk about social connections, they talk about…

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Four Ways to Build Inclusive, Healthy Places for All – RWJF

Source: Four Ways to Build Inclusive, Healthy Places for All – RWJF It has been said that inspiration comes when you least expect it. My visit to Melbourne, Australia, inspired me to take an international look at place-making. I was standing in Federation Square, restlessly waiting for my daughter to finish her shift. I…

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PlanPhilly | ‘Greening’ vacant lots improves mental health in Philly communities

Source: PlanPhilly | ‘Greening’ vacant lots improves mental health in Philly communities Vacant and dilapidated lots are a common city eyesore — not just in Philadelphia, but across the country. About 15 percent of urban land across the U.S. is either vacant or abandoned. And that blight not only affects a neighborhood’s appearance, it…

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Urban Green Spaces And Gardens Linked To Improved Mood

Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities July 20, 20187:42 PM ET Heard on Morning Edition Growing up in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden. “I was really surprised and…

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Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes – University of Wisconsin

Source: Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes Kids who experience severe stress are more likely to develop a host of physical and mental health problems by the time they reach adulthood, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders. But how does early life stress put children at risk when they grow up? To…

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Nature Is Medicine—Even in a Prison Cell

When one is in love—especially with something as huge and beautiful and complex as trees—there is an urge to share this emotion with everyone, especially to those who have no opportunity to experience such feelings themselves. As my love of trees and canopy biota expanded, I sought to share my connections to nature…

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Senate HELP Committee approves opioid bill with major trauma-related provisions

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Act on April 24. The approval was a major step forward in addressing the current epidemic as a public health crisis that requires collaboration among people, communities, families, states, and the federal government. With bipartisan…

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New Study Examines the Stress of Poverty on Children – Center for Healthy Minds

Source: New Study Examines the Stress of Poverty on Children – Center for Healthy Minds May 4, 2018 A research team, including Center for Healthy Minds scientist Sarah Short, has been awarded a $2.5 million National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) grant to study the link between poverty and developing cognitive…

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Mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children’s Development – American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Source: Mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children’s Development – American Journal of Preventive Medicine This study examined how mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) relate to their children’s developmental risk and assessed how the association is mediated through mothers’ depressive symptoms and fair/poor health. The authors found that mothers’ ACEs are significantly…

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