Disasters May Put Kids’ Health, Development At Risk For Years To Come

HealthDay (9/15, Dallas) reports that a study published online Sept. 14 in Pediatrics suggests that “natural and man-made disasters can put children’s health and development at risk for years to come.” Researchers found that some “14 percent” of US youngsters “between the ages of two and 17 have been exposed to some” sort of natural or man-made disaster. Many of these children may display “no visible signs of trouble,” and “even those who develop post-traumatic stress disorder may not be diagnosed unless their” physician “specifically asks about their symptoms.”

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— “Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children,” Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, September 14, 2015.

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