August 10 2015

Merced Sun-Star: Violence and health: What’s the connection?

…Medical researchers across the nation have spent years studying the health consequences of violence, and have connected it to post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, among other conditions. Later this month, the Merced Sun-Star will release a three-part series in which I will explore this very issue: How is Merced’s street violence affecting residents’ well-being? I’ve spent the past few weeks meeting with Merced County residents who have in one way or another become enwrapped in the problem…

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