Transitions can be challenging for nearly everyone, and a return from prison is a particularly complex and vulnerable transitional period. Often referred to by researchers and policymakers as reentry, this is a time of multiple, urgent needs: finding housing and employment, securing physical and behavioral health care, and rejoining families and communities.
Once in a while you come across a delicious new recipe. You know the moment that succulent bite passes your lips that this is something so far from ordinary; you’ll remember this meal for years to come. Growing up in Alabama, I had a number of these culinary nirvana moments. There is something poetic about the marriage of stifling humidity and its effects on the stomach, and all good Southern cooks know how to satisfy hunger with a complex blend of secret ingredients.
Preterm birth, when an infant is born within the first 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a pressing public health problem both abroad and in the United States. At birth, preterm infants are not yet fully developed and usually are classified as having low birth weight meaning they weigh less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams).