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Participation in team sports as a teen may help protect against the long-term mental health effects of childhood trauma. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly 62 percent of respondents had at least one ACE and a quarter reported three or more. The remaining respondents had at least two ACEs, including 16 percent with four or more such experiences. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption

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A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother. Both were released Sunday from federal detention in McAllen, Texas. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Separating Kids From Their Parents Can Lead To Long-Term Health Problems

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Her Seizures Looked Like Epilepsy, But Her Brain Looked Fine

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Cassandra Steptoe (center) rehearses a performance with fellow actresses as part of The Medea Project, in San Francisco. Steptoe wrote and performs an autobiographical monologue in the production about being HIV-positive. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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No one knows how many children have been affected by the spread of Boko Haram across Nigeria and neighboring countries. This photo shows the school uniforms of the girls kidnapped from a school a year ago. Glenna Gordon/Glenna Gordon for NPR hide caption

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