Central Standard
4:42 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Cash Money Crew: Planning For A New Baby

According to the USDA, a child born in 2012 to a middle income family would cost an average of 241,000 by the time they're 18.
Credit Trevor / Flickr, Creative Commons

Expecting a new baby can force many parents to make complicated financial decisions. On Monday's Central Standard, we were joined by the Cash Money Crew to discuss how to approach and manage the monetary costs that come with a new child.


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Up to Date
11:03 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Examining Technology's Effect On Early Pregnancy Detection

Technology has made it easier to detect pregnancy earlier.
Credit Rchristie/Flickr-CC

It wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that expectant parents could see and hear their baby through means of ultrasound and Doppler. With those advances also came a dramatic change in how we view early pregnancy loss.

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with a historian of women’s health about the impact of technology on first trimester miscarriages and how what was once considered an abnormal period is now the lossof a baby.

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9:09 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Fatty Acids In Baby Formula Show Lasting Benefits

Researchers at the University of Kansas have shown fatty acids in baby formula provide benefits to the baby.
Credit Wikimedia -- Creative Commons

Researchers at the University of Kansas say fatty acids added to baby formula produce lasting gains in intelligence and performance.

Infant formula has been enriched with fatty acids since 2001, based in part on research done by University of Kansas scientists John Colombo and Susan Carlson.  The new findings by Colombo and Carlson are based on 81 babies who were tested every six months over a span of six years. 

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Up To Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

WyCo Effort Aims To Curb Infant Mortality

Baby in an incubator
Willem Velthoven

With one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, Wyandotte County is taking steps to fix that problem.

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Up To Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Baby Care: The First Few Months

Weird Beard

When you're a parent—especially a first-time parent—you worry about all kinds of things you see in your baby's development.

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Up To Date
4:14 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Steve Kraske: The Baby Whisperer

Steve Kraske and Hamza Husein

Over the years, plenty have poked fun at the calming nature of public radio (the "Delicious Dish," anyone?)  But no producer thinks it's good when their host lulls listeners to sleep.  Unless, that is, that listener is a crying 8-month-old baby suffering from great discomfort - like teething.

In the final portion of Wednesday's Up to Date, hear the story of Hamza Husein, whose infancy is a bit more manageable due to the sultry and soothing sounds of Steve Kraske.

(No, we're not kidding.)

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4:40 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Discarded Baby Regs to Grow in KC

Kathy Jolly, whose Council Committee sent the measure to the floor for action.

Kansas City, MO – Eight years after Missouri passed a law to protect abandoned babies, Kansas City, Missouri agrees to take part in a program letting the public know about it.
It doesn't happen often, but when a newborn is abandoned and in danger there is general shock and horror.

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1:33 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Premature Births Decline In Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. – More babies are making it to the full nine-month term in Kansas City. But experts aren't sure why.

Between 1990 and 2006, the rate of pre-term births escalated in Kansas City and around the country. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that rates are now starting to finally go down.

The pre-term birth rate in Kansas City, Missouri dropped by almost two percentage points between 2005 and 2008.

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