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Pediatricians Screen Parents for ACEs to Improve Health of Their Kids

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Eventually, say Pettersen and Gillespie, all pediatricians will be integrating ACEs into their practice, because it's crucial to making sure that kids have a healthy childhood -- which helps them avoid chronic disease and mental illness when they're adults.

This Week in World War I, June 27-July 3, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

Ace fighter pilots were portrayed in the popular press as the 20th century equivalent of medieval knights. Their exploits may also be the origins of the concept of the "super hero". That term, which first became prominent in 1917, would go on to spawn a broad category of popular literature.

What Does Your Gear Do? Aces in Action Is Giving a New Meaning to Style

Caroline Watson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Caroline Watson

Earning the nickname 'Smokin' Aces' from his days shooting hoops at EBC Rucker Park, Kortovich has ingrained himself into the basketball community after losing his father to cancer at an early age.

Most Californians Have Childhood Trauma That Links to Chronic Disease, Depression, Violence

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Nearly two-thirds of California adults have experienced at least one type of major childhood trauma, such as physical, verbal or sexual abuse, or living with a family member who abuses alcohol or is depressed, according to a report released yesterday.

Four Things the NFL Can Do to Stop Abuse and Keep Players on the Field

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Jane Ellen Stevens

By learning about the science of childhood adversity, and following the lead of many other organizations that are becoming trauma-informed, the NFL could have players whose families are happier and healthier, it could have better players.

The Fight for Black Men and Boys: What's trauma got to do with it?

Diana Aubourg Millner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Diana Aubourg Millner

There is a large body of research on the long-term impact of childhood trauma and its potential to create social, emotional and cognitive impairment.

Trauma and Adversity In Childhood: History Need Not Be Destiny

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The health of our youth, today and into their futures, can be protected. We can prevent the diseases and disabilities that result from childhood adversity and trauma.

Virginians want clean energy and politicians who will make it happen

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

According to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling and released this week by the NRDC Action Fund, voters across the country by a wide margin more...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: CA-11

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the fourteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candid...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: IA-03

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the eleventh article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candidat...

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: Lessons From Senate Climate Fail

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Here are some lessons learned from the perspective of someone who spent last few years trying to push a real bill through the real Congress.

The Secret Plan to Address Climate Change

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

If I'm lucky, this post will be outdated by the time it circulates. I should be so lucky. In 1968 Richard Nixon campaigned on his "secret plan to en...

Waking America From the BP Nightmare

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.

Five Reasons Clean Energy Trumps Tea Party Slogans

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Sometimes I think America is the proverbial child-star-gone-bad of nations: we have a crippling addiction, but we still won't go to rehab. We are ho...

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

Weekly Mulch: Bad News Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...

Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

Ecologists to the Rescue

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

We have to get biofuels right to get the pollution reductions the clean energy bill is designed to achieve.

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.

Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill: A Second Chance for Progressives

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

We are not just playing defense in the Senate. We can get back on offense. And offense is more enticing for the grassroots. But to play effective offense, you need to know what the goal is.

How to Fight Climate Change, Create Jobs and Make America Safer

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer today introduced a bill that aspires to accomplish the climate change mission and addresses other important issues Americans face, like employment.

I Love Denver, But This Has Got to Change

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if a city's reputation for pollution was reflected in the sports team's names? Instead of the Denver Broncos would we be the Denver Bronchitis?

Carbon Offsets Are A CROC

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Carbon offsets often do not deliver promised results. The use of these sorts of offsets would not only give big polluters a giant loophole, it could actually increase global warming pollution.

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Cooking up Lies with Dirty Coal

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal and Big Oil are determined to cover our ears so we can't hear about the overwhelming advantages of the climate and energy bill, especially for us Latinos.