Jack Shonkoff

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard

Jack Shonkoff Interview PODCAST, Web-exclusive content from UNNATURAL CAUSES In this original interview, Dr. Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, discusses the importance of early childhood experiences on life-long health, learning, and success. He describes the effect of toxic stress on brain development, and asserts that we have a moral and economic incentive to provide the best environments for all children or pay the price later in the form of reduced productivity and the burden of chronic disease. www.unnaturalcauses.org


Women’s Health and Research

Podcast Series on Preterm Birth

NIH Radio News Service has produced a series of podcasts on women’s health and research. Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Catherine Spong, M.D., Chief of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH, discuss what women can do to maximize their chances for a healthy pregnancy and reduce the risk of giving birth prematurely.