Toxic stress in babies and children causes lifelong problems

University of Minnesota professor Megan Gunnar
University of Minnesota professor of child development Megan Gunnar says toxic stress in a baby's brain is a bio-chemical reaction that can delay the development of the brain.
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MPR's "Healthy States" initiative presents the science of toxic stress in babies and children, and how communities are responding to it.

Part 1: Presentation by University of Minnesota Regents Professor Megan Gunnar of the U of M Institute of Child Development.

Part 2: Panel discussion with Dr. Michael Troy of Children's Hospitals, MayKao Hang of the Wilder Foundation and Sondra Samuels of Northside Achievement Zone. Sponsored by the Carlson Family Foundation.

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