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This article by NPR discusses a report on childhood trauma published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in November, 2019. The report emphasized the serious, lifelong health effects of experiencing traumatic things as a child – bad experiences include abuse or neglect, witnessing violence at home, or growing up in a family with mental health or substance abuse problems. Preventing these adverse experiences can lower the risk for conditions like asthma, cancer, depression, and diabetes.

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