The deadly tornado that hit in May quickly destroyed a third of the Missouri city. But the psychological damage has continued. The city's children are coping with both the unsettling effects of the tornado and what the loss did to their parents.
Before her sister died of breast cancer, Nancy Brinker promised to stop the suffering of those living with and dying from the disease. Her sister was Susan G. Komen — a name now known throughout the world. Michele Norris talks to Brinker about founding Susan G. Komen for the Cure and her book Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer, now out in paperback.
An estimated 30,000 mentally ill people in Indonesia suffer in chains and cages due to stigma and lack of access to treatment. In a country of 240 million people, there are less than 600 psychiatrists, many of them based in urban centers.
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the film Contagion was designed for entertainment purposes, but that the scenario of a global pandemic is plausible. "We can't know what's going to happen," says Frieden.
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