Healthy Moms, Healthy Children: Understanding How Genes and Environment Shape Our Lives

In recent decades, studies of moms and children have led to critical discoveries of links between lead exposure and serious learning problems, rubella during pregnancy and child hearing impairment, and fetal alcohol exposure and later developmental difficulties. These discoveries in turn have led to major prevention efforts with striking results. So, as a new National Children’s Study gets underway, what new dicscoveries might improve the lives of our children, grandchildren and future generations? Dr. Pat McGovern of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health joins Marti & Erin for a rich discussion about the new frontiers of science that will touch our lives.

 

Thinking of the health and mental health challenges that confront parents and children today, what research questions do you think would be most important for the National Children’s Study to address? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!

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