13.7: Cosmos And Culture
2:29 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Using Science To Blame Mothers


Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 12:45 pm

In a commentary published earlier this month in Nature, Harvard professor Sarah S. Richardson and six co-authors caution scientists, journalists and the public against drawing hasty conclusions from findings concerning epigenetic effects on human development.

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9:32 am
Fri February 21, 2014

High Risk Pregnancy Center Opening In Oklahoma City

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The University of Oklahoma physicians group is scheduled to open a new center for high-risk expectant mothers next week.

The OU Prenatal Diagnostic Center will open Monday in Oklahoma City. It'll be located on the first floor of the Children's Hospital atrium on the OU Health Sciences campus.

With the center's debut, expectant mothers will have access to pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, urologists and neonatologists. 

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Teen Pregnancy
8:37 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Second Child: One-fifth of Oklahoma Teen Births

Ultrasound image.
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A new report shows that more than one in five births to teen mothers in Oklahoma between ages 15 and 19 is a second birth.

State health officials on Thursday released details from the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows Oklahoma is one of just eight states with a repeat teen birth higher than 20 percent. The report notes the national rate is a little more than 18 percent.

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