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Recovery in the Gulf: Status of Children Still Very Worrisome

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"Morning Joe," MSNBC, August 26, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund (CHF) speaks to MSNBC's Morning Joe, live from the "Fight for Survival" Conference in New Orleans about Katrina, the status of children, and the impact on U.S. Disaster Policy.  Research published by Children's Health Fund and The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds significant emotional distress, behavioral problems and instability persist among children affected by the 2005 disaster.

Read the abstract published in AMA Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal»

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