Nov

14

2017
Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Enlarge this image The study drew on survey data from half a million U.S. teenagers from 2010 to 2015. martin-dm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption martin-dm/Getty Images A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression…

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Nov

14

2017
Several States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor

Several States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor

Enlarge this image Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images If you’re poor, uninsured and have a bad car wreck or fall seriously ill, there’s a chance in most states to enroll for Medicaid after the fact. If you qualify for Medicaid, the program will pay your medical bills going back three months. This “retroactive eligibility” provides financial protection as patients await approval of their Medicaid applications. It…

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Nov

11

2017
Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

Enlarge this image Kim Ryu for NPR The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons. “I still cringe when I think about it,” says Montenegro. It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate. “I was dressed up in the fanciest suit I…

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Nov

11

2017
Listen to ‘Dear Sugars’: The Empty Chair Part 2

Listen to ‘Dear Sugars’: The Empty Chair Part 2

November 11, 2017 Dear Sugars By THE NEW YORK TIMES When a parent loses a child, the decision to have another can be fraught with mixed emotions. One letter writer, who calls herself “Mama with Complicated Joy,” had a baby following the death of her older son. “I feel like I’m nursing twins,” she writes, “grief on the left side, joy on the right.” Interactive…

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Nov

11

2017

Where Are All the Nannies on Instagram?

By MICHELLE RUIZ November 11, 2017 Dikla Goren Dekel, a Brooklyn-based mother of three who writes the lifestyle blog Girl Plus Two, shares a lot of her life on Instagram. A photo from last month shows her and her children eating sandwiches in their underwear. In a rare child-free shot from Burning Man, Ms. Dekel gazes at her husband, Noam, and muses that the desert bacchanal could…

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