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Critically Speaking

Jun 26, 2019

Natural testosterone levels vary among all women.  Some elite female athletes exhibit elevated natural testosterone levels. Controversy exists as to whether these women should be eligible to compete in various events.  Dr. Alan Rogol, University of Virginia Medical School, Chief and Member of the American Board of...

Jun 19, 2019

In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Jane Mendle discuss how little girls who enter puberty very early often experience lasting and serious outcomes, such as educational underachievement, depression, substance abuse, and delinquency.  The underlying causes and trajectories of these negative outcomes are discussed by...

Jun 12, 2019

In this episode, Therese Markow and Frank Biro discuss:  

  • The definition of puberty and the dynamic biologic process in the body from birth through early adolescence.
  • Research findings on the early onset of puberty maturation and the correlation to body mass index (BMI).
  • Identifying significant behavioral risks...

Jun 5, 2019

In this episode, Therese Markow and Catherine Lebel discuss her study of the risks of maternal prenatal stress for the developing infant brain, how maternal mental health can program the brain of a developing fetus, children’s brain structure and subsequent mental health outcomes.  


Key Takeaways:  

  • There is...