Tag Archives: child health

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Children, Too, Need Flu Shots
The New York Times
Posted: January 10, 2014

“Seasonal flu killed 830 children from 2004 to 2012, and 43 percent of them had no high-risk medical conditions. The rest of the children had neurological, pulmonary, cardiac and other serious disorders.”

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Green Fingers Grow Green Minds
Ecologist
Posted: October 31, 2013

“If you listen to nature, you are so inspired; you don’t have to listen – the garden encourages you to listen, to all of the wildlife … the sounds of the birds” says Eloise, 13…”

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Trumping ACEs: Building Resilience and Better Health in Kids and Families Experiencing Trauma
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Culture of Health
Posted: October 7, 2013

“Fifteen years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study found that children exposed to traumatic events were more likely to develop mental and behavioral health problems like depression and addiction. They were also more likely to have physical illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Today, based on that evidence, we are witnessing a health revolution….”

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Using Science to Drive New Approaches to Child Welfare
Center on the Developing Child
Harvard University
Posted: October 4, 2013

“With their eyes on a more healthy, stable, and productive future for the nation’s most vulnerable children and families, federal child welfare officials are broadening their strategy…to try to enhance caregiving and to reduce the adverse experiences that can trigger toxic stress and its damaging lifelong consequences.”