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Explaining the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

HOUSTON, TX (September09, 2013)

When tragic events occur, such as the recent Arizona wildfires or last year's super-storm Sandy, it can be difficult for kids to cope. A natural disaster is a stressful event for a person of any age, but for children, it's much more anxiety-provoking because they don't understand what has happened and they don't know what's going to happen, which is frightening to them, says Maneesh Kumar, D.O., a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, in Houston.

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