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Families take drastic steps to help children in mental health crises

Families take drastic steps to help children in mental health crises

When Lisa Norris adopted her daughter Hannah out of foster care as a toddler in 2010, she never dreamed that a decade later she’d give up custody of the girl as a last-ditch effort to save her life. Norris describes Hannah as a fearless, kind and funny child who loves art, animals and helping people. Hannah, now 13, wants to be a first responder when she grows up. She dreams of saving up enough money to eventually open her own restaurant. The logo for Side Effects from WFYI public media. Letters are gray with effects in blue. Square made up of blue, yellow, green and red triangles at...

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1st-Known U.S. Lung Transplant For COVID-19 Patient Performed In Chicago

1st-Known U.S. Lung Transplant For COVID-19 Patient Performed In Chicago

Young Patient In Chicago Gets Double-Lung Transplant For COVID-19 : Shots - Health News A young woman in her 20s was healthy before the coronavirus struck her. After two months on a ventilator and ECMO device, her transplanted lungs are now working.Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago announced Thursday they've performed the first successful double-lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient in the United States. The woman in her 20s was otherwise healthy but developed a severe case of COVID-19 that resulted in hospitalization, says , Northwestern's chief of thoracic surgery. For...

June 12, 2020
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'She Was So Sick': From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant

'She Was So Sick': From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant

'She Was So Sick': From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant : Shots - Health News After six weeks on a ventilator, she was dying of COVID-19. But doctors took a gamble and gave Mayra Ramirez a double lung transplant. Now she shares what it's like to come back from the brink.FromToggle more optionsMayra Ramirez remembers the nightmares. During six weeks on life support at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ramirez said, she had terrifying nightmares that she couldn't distinguish from reality. "Most of them involve me drowning," she said. "I attribute that to me not being...

August 17, 2020
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To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody

To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody

Parents Feel Forced To Relinquish Custody To Get Their Child Mental Health Treatment : Shots - Health News Doctors told Toni and Jim Hoy their young son needed intensive, specialized care away from home — institutional services that cost at least $100,000 a year. Insurance wouldn't cover the cost.FromToggle more optionsWhen Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever. "Danny was this cute, lovable little blond-haired, blue-eyed baby," Jim says. Toni recalls times...

January 2, 2019
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To Help Farmworkers Get Covid Tests and Vaccine, Build Trust and a Safety Net

To Help Farmworkers Get Covid Tests and Vaccine, Build Trust and a Safety Net

This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes ,  and KHN. It can beWith more than of corn and soybeans, Illinois is among the top U.S. producers of those crops. To make it all happen, the state relies on thousands of farmworkers — some of whom travel to the state for seasonal work and others, like 35-year-old Saraí, who call Illinois home.Being an agricultural worker “is the most beautiful thing,” Saraí said in an interview in Spanish.She moved to the U.S. from Mexico to find work that would allow her to better support her family. KHN agreed to identify Saraí by...

March 4, 2021
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To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net

To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net

To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net : Shots - Health News Getting COVID-19 tests and vaccine to essential workers on commercial farms and in meatpacking plants requires more than a pop-up clinic miles away. A positive test can be financially devastating.Dana CroninFromToggle more optionsWith more than of corn and soybeans, Illinois is among the top U.S. producers of both those crops. To make it all happen, the state relies on thousands of farmworkers — some who travel to the state for seasonal work and others, like 35-year-old Saraí, who call...

March 1, 2021
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Coronavirus Testing Remains A Problem For Farmworkers, Meatpackers

Coronavirus Testing Remains A Problem For Farmworkers, Meatpackers

Coronavirus Testing Remains A Problem For Farmworkers, Meatpackers Despite being at-risk, essential workers, many who work in farming or meatpacking still lack access to coronavirus testing. Farmworker advocates say that doesn't bode well for vaccination outreach.Heard onDana CroninFromToggle more optionsDespite being at-risk, essential workers, many who work in farming or meatpacking still lack access to coronavirus testing. Farmworker advocates say that doesn't bode well for vaccination outreach.SACHA PFEIFFER, HOST:The rollout of coronavirus vaccines offers a light at the end of the...

February 10, 2021
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Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes , and KHN. It can beA bag of Doritos, that’s all Princess wanted.Her mom calls her Princess, but her real name is Lindsey. She’s 17 and lives with her mom, Sandra, a nurse, outside Atlanta. On May 17, 2020, a Sunday, Lindsey decided she didn’t want breakfast; she wanted Doritos. So she left home and walked to Family Dollar, taking her pants off on the way, while her mom followed on foot, talking to the police on her phone as they went.Lindsey has autism. It can be hard for her to communicate and navigate social situations. She...

January 29, 2021
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'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

Pandemic Has Worsened U.S. Child Mental Health Crisis : Shots - Health News When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.A bag of Doritos, that's all Princess wanted. Her mom calls her Princess, but her real name is Lindsey. She's 17 and lives with her mom, Sandra, a nurse, outside of Atlanta. On May 17, 2020, a Sunday, Lindsey decided she didn't want breakfast; she wanted Doritos. So she left home and walked to Family Dollar, taking her...

January 18, 2021
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