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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, restorations are being made to a roof in Castañer, a village in Puerto Rico's central mountains. But recovery is slow. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

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Listen: Up First Olympics Preview Special

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Anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. Some schools are employing new strategies to help these students overcome their symptoms. Anna_Isaeva/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

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Reporter Andrea Petersen's personal reflections are threaded through her account of the science of anxiety and of fresh ways the medical community is devising to help sufferers of anxiety. kieferpix/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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While benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants are not risk-free, says Yale psychiatrist Kimberly Yonkers, "it should be reassuring that we're not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here" on pregnancy. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

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Celebrations that include loud fireworks often terrify dogs. Though there's not yet much science to confirm it, some veterinarians and pet owners say CBD, an extract of hemp or marijuana, can ease a pet's fear. Francisco Goncalves/Getty hide caption

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For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'

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Natalie Dunnege and her son, Strazh, work on an art project at home in San Francisco. Her health insurance would cover therapy sessions to help with her depression, Dunnege says, but she hasn't been able to find a counselor who is taking new patients. Sheraz Sadiq/KQED hide caption

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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

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Ten-year-old Matthew Husby gets some low-tech comfort from his father after surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

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When dogs show the whites of their eyes in a "half-moon" shape it can indicate stress. Kristina Stas/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Let's Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

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Jena Lopez with her daughters Sophie, left, and Nora. Research suggests that parental support is the key to good mental health in children who transition. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption

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Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

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