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In U.S., 1 in 8 kids maltreated by age 18

In U.S., 1 in 8 kids maltreated by age 18

By Karen Peart-Yale Futurity By the time they reach age 18, about 12 percent of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment in the form of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, new research reports. The numbers are even more sobering for black and Native American children, with one in five black children and


Fact Sheet: Latino Childhood Obesity Rates Remain Significantly High

SaludToday While obesity rates may be leveling off for some, rates among Latino youth remain significantly high, according to a new fact sheet. The fact sheet, from Leadership for Healthy Communities, indicates that Latino children and adolescents are more likely to be overweight and obese than their White peers, due to limited availability of healthy


Young Latino Preservationist Focuses His Lens on Miami Marine Stadium

By Steven Piccione Preservation Nation Younger generations are vitally important for the continuation of historic preservation. That is why we at the National Trust responded enthusiastically to a request from Ivan Robles, a sophomore at Miami Beach Senior High School, to share his photographs of the Miami Marine Stadium, one of our National Treasures. We


You’d be surprised how many things in our homes are made with untested chemicals & current toxics bill does nada to help

By Molly Rauch Mom’s Clean Air Force What do shower curtains, cleaning products, couches, crafting supplies, and cooking pans have in common? Untested chemicals. Store shelves are full of products that contain untested chemicals, products whose ingredients may or may not harm the brains, hormones, lungs, metabolism and the who-knows-what-else of our children. These are


Is Lead Exposure the Secret to the Rapid Rise and Fantastic Fall of the Juvenile Crime Rate?

By Dick Mendel Juvenile Justice Information Exchange For the juvenile justice field, there is no larger question. It’s the elephant in the room, the great mystery, the trend that has changed everything — and seemingly without explanation. Why have juvenile crime rates, once predicted to rise inexorably, instead been falling for two decades? Falling… and