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Christine Cosgrove

Special Guest

Biography:

Born in San Bernardino, California and graduated from UC Berkeley, Christine Cosgrove worked as a reporter for United Press International in New York City, then returned to the Bay Area. After a stint as an editor at Parenting magazine, she turned to freelancing, specializing in health and medical stories for WebMD and Reuters Health. Currently, Chris works as a writer and editor at UC Berkeley. She is the co-author with Susan Cohen of "Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys and the Medical Industry's Quest to Manipulate Height," a history of the use of hormones to alter height in children for social reasons.

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Treating Kids for Height

Writers Christine Cosgrove and Susan Cohen discussed their new book, Normal at Any Cost, which examines some of the drastic and life-threatening medical treatments that short boys and tall girls endured in order to obtain a 'normal' height. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett
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