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Children Affected By Katrina Still Face Emotional Problems, Study Finds

USA Today: "Five years later, Hurricane Katrina continues to wreak havoc in the lives of thousands of children who suffer from serious emotional disturbances, often compounded by a lack of stable housing, a study reports today. Children displaced by the storm are nearly five times more likely than other kids to have severe emotional disturbances, and fewer than half of the children believed to need psychological help got it, the study says. It's published in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness" (Sternberg, 8/23). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.