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Top Stories: Teen Pregnancy More Likely In Foster Care; Woman Attacked By Dogs In South Dallas

Apr 16, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: 

Teenagers in foster care in Texas are five times more likely to become pregnant than other teens in the state, according to a new study out Monday. Research from the group Texans Care for Children showed state lawmakers have a lot of work to do to prevent pregnancy among teens in foster care.

Other stories this morning: 

  • A woman was hospitalized after being attacked by four pitbulls early Sunday in South Dallas. She was bitten numerous times in the 4300 block of Hamilton Avenue. The Dallas Morning News reports the dogs are in Animal Services custody, and that the department was investigating the attack incident.
  • In today’s Vital Signs, another essential tool for maintaining brain health. KERA’s Sam Baker talked with neurologist Brendan Kelley about how consuming water — and lots of it — can help.

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