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posted 09/28/2018
A new California survey of pregnant and new mothers paints a bleak picture of what it’s like to be a black mother.
posted 09/11/2018
In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Psychologist Eynav Accortt set out to change that.
posted 08/21/2018
A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
posted 03/02/2018
Whether it's screening for developmental problems or catching adverse childhood experiences early, some doctors want to make the pediatrician's office a one-stop shop.
posted 02/09/2018
Pregnant women in LA's safety net system often struggle to get adequate mental health care. The problem is made worse by the lack of psychiatrists trained to work with pregnant women.
posted 08/08/2017
A development biologist finds that the common zebrafish holds clues for how repeated exposure to stress can harm children's developing bodies and trigger a host of chronic health problems.
posted 06/19/2017
Boston-based nonprofit EMPath combines personal mentoring with brain science to equip low-income families with tools to deal with the economic and social stress that comes with poverty.
posted 05/12/2015
As a multimedia journalist, I tell stories using video, photography, radio and writing. For a recent series of data-heavy stories on vaccines, I focusing mainly on writing. But as I came to realize, I should have paid more attention to the images. Here's why.
posted 06/11/2012

Reporting on the mentally ill can be challenging. Even harder might be taking their pictures.

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A new California survey of pregnant and new mothers paints a bleak picture of what it’s like to... more »
posted 09/28/18
In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L... more »
posted 09/11/18
A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial... more »
posted 08/21/18

Lauren Whaley's Latest Comments

Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Friday, 2018-02-16, 09:20
Hi Jeri. If your clients are in Los Angeles, they could check out the Maternal Mental Health NOW...
Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Friday, 2018-02-16, 09:17
Thanks so much for reading, Lynn! I will flag Dr. Dossett on your comment.
Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Thursday, 2017-08-17, 12:56
Great point about school systems, in addition to health systems, Taylor. Thanks for reading!