Kids separated from parents at U.S. border can suffer 'toxic stress,' long-term physical and mental damage: expert

Kids separated from parents at U.S. border can suffer 'toxic stress,' long-term physical and mental damage: expert

“The immune system, neurological, endocrine – all are affected,” added Shapiro, who’s also senior medical director of pediatric programs at Monefiore Medical Center. “Stress that’s unmitigated, meaning it’s not buffered by a loving caregiver, is toxic stress that leads to long-term adverse health outcomes like chronic obesity, cancer, heart disease and mental illness like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones is not sorry for being pretty, rich and married to a movie star

Catherine Zeta-Jones is not sorry for being pretty, rich and married to a movie star

Her career began when she was 9 years old, starring in a touring production of “Annie.” From there, she went on to land a recurring role in a British TV series, “The Darling Buds of May,” at 22 – which launched her into “The Mask of Zorro,” “Entrapment” and, eventually, “Chicago,” for which she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar.