Life as a twin. Then, babies born addicted to opioids.

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Guests: Joleen Greenwood and Jay Greenspan

In this hour of Radio Times, Radio Times producer Elizabeth Fiedler sits down with JOLEEN GREENWOOD, a family sociologist at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She’s an identical twin who is studying how being part of a pair impacts a twin’s life from childhood, through young adulthood and into older age. Then, the number of babies born addicted of opioids in Pennsylvania has increased dramatically in the last fifteen years. The rate has gone up 250 percent according to a recent report that looked at the numbers of infants who required treatment in hospitals.  Tremors, poor feeding, diarrhea and constant crying are some of the symptoms these babies suffer while going through withdrawal.  Marty talks JAY GREENSPAN, a pediatrician and chairman of the Nemours/Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University at the increase in opioid-addicted infants and what can be done to help them.

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