How to Dress a Dead Baby


The mechanics of dressing a dead newborn are basic. The little girl’s face is white, lacking the flushed cheeks normally present in a newborn. She has a full head of hair and a button-type nose that makes you want to give her Eskimo kisses. Someone, probably a nurse, has put her in a onesie with yellow tulips… » 6/03/15 6:34pm 6/03/15 6:34pm

​Mississippi Continues to Be a Pretty Terrible State for Women

It's been a strange time for women. Maternal mortality in the US has actually increased. There are people in our government who refuse to enact a law for equal pay. Personhood is still a Thing. But where in the US do women face the most hardship? It looks like Mississippi and Utah are duking it out for the top spot. » 10/19/14 12:40pm 10/19/14 12:40pm

Babies Born in Mississippi Are Less Likely to Reach First Birthday Than Those Born in the Rest of U.S.

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the United States. According to the state's health office, for every 1000 babies born, 9.4 die before their first birthday, a mortality rate tantamount to those of underdeveloped countries. While there is no one, clear explanation for the problem, experts indicate… » 11/14/12 10:40am 11/14/12 10:40am

Even Adele's Tour Rider Is A Tear-Jerker

A copy of temporarily sidelined songstress Adele's tour rider is making the rounds, and from it, it seems as though she's a woman of excellent backstage taste— small plates of individually wrapped sandwiches, high quality beer, bite sized chocolate bars, and cash donations to a charity that helps people cope with the… » 12/06/11 4:30pm 12/06/11 4:30pm

We're Number One... In Infant Mortality!

If you'd like to rev up your rage engines before the workweek, check out the op-ed section of the New York Times. One piece summarizes what many of us were already thinking- that the GOP has declared what amounts to a legislative "war on women" and have tried to restrict women's rights under the guise of "cutting the… » 2/27/11 3:19pm 2/27/11 3:19pm

Poverty Drives The Tragic Infant Death Rate In Tennessee

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of the world's 23 richest nations, and within the country, black babies die at three times the rate of white babies. On Friday, the 20/20 » 8/25/08 2:40pm 8/25/08 2:40pm report "Babyland" focused on Memphis, the city with the highest infant death rate. Dr. Sheldon Korones, seen in the clip above, was…