While it’s necessary to ensure that babies have what they need to get a good start in life, let’s not forget that the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. NPR and ProPublica produced this wrenching story about one of these deaths, a NICU nurse in New Jersey.
“The death of a new mother is not like any other sudden death. It blasts a hole in the universe.”
The doctors at M.D. Anderson know more about cancer than the rest of us, so maybe we should listen to them when they assert that in order to teach grade schoolers about sun protection, public schools should allow kids to actually bring sunblock to school.
Teri Anulewicz is Mayor Pro Tem on the Smyrna City Council, where she has represented Ward 3 since 2009. A native New Orleanian, Teri graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1998. She's been a front page contributor since 2015, and she compiles each Tuesday's Morning Reads.