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My Mom Works in a Hospital, and We Are Scared

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My mother works as a laboratory technician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She runs tests on blood samples to help doctors diagnose diseases such as cancer, HIV, and diabetes. Her 10-hour days are demanding; she must remain focused so as not to make any mistakes, and then she communicates with doctors and nurses […]

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Connection, Routine, and Helping Others

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Marina Stolerman is Clinical Director at The Fostering Connection, a group of therapists that provide free therapy to foster care-involved youth. I interviewed her via Zoom on April 25. Tayia Day: How do the pandemic and the lockdown affect people with anxiety or PTSD? Marina Stolerman: For people with trauma that hasn’t been completely worked […]

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TIPS FOR TEENS: Alex Explains Why He Wears a Mask

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Alex Jimenez explains why he, a healthy young man, wears a mask whenever he goes outside. Be Like Alex!

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From Feeling Safe to Feeling Like a Stereotype

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My fondness for the sport was growing. Even though I was just a substitute in our gym class soccer game, I cheered excitedly, watching my teammates try to score a goal. My voice was hoarse, but I felt like part of the bigger group, a united community. And then BAM! Suddenly, I didn’t. Pain was […]

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