05/20/2014 04:08 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

CDC Doctors Have Identified a Troubling New Disease Threatening Inner-City Youth


The news: Do you live in the inner city? Is your life defined by high stress, malnourishment and random acts of violence?

If you answered “yes,” you may be suffering from a dangerous new affliction: “Hood disease” – or as it’s known when applied to white people and war veterans, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

Seriously? CBS San Francisco aired the above report last week. In her segment, correspondent Wendy Tokuda tries explaining how inner city children are subjected to “repeated trauma” from living in “virtual war zones.”

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