Health Care

Informed care picks up the pieces left by trauma

Dozens of Kansas City institutions — including courts and cops, schools and mental health providers — say programs that address a child’s or adult’s traumatic past could help create a better future. Trauma-informed care focuses on the notion that a traumatic event in childhood, either experienced or witnessed, can alter the biology of the brain.

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Studies link climate change to longer, more intense hay fever season

Researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital say the extra carbon dioxide we’re putting into the air, combined with warmer temperatures, have ragweed pumping out enormous amounts of pollen. Daily pollen counts in Kansas City show ragweed totals running two to three times higher in recent years than in the late 1990s.

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