Keyword: Nadine Burke Harris

A pediatrician and his patient

Pediatricians now have a tool to screen for trauma

It only stands to reason that children who suffer from traumatic experiences such as physical abuse or neglect--or even living with an alcoholic or drug-addicted parent--would have a harder time battling chronic disease. But it took some time for a California pediatrician to make that link as she treated children at her clinic in a low-income neightborhood of San Francisco.