Things We've Read: Week of Oct. 23rd, 2017

Here’s Why Vaccines Are So Crucial (National Geographic): If children in poor countries got the shots that rich countries take for granted, hundreds of thousands of young lives could be saved.

To Mend A Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate On The Patient Within The Patient (NY Times): Introducing prenatal surgery for spina bifida.

Mindfulness For Children (NY Times): Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.

Almost Utopia: What It's Like When Both Parents Get Leave Together (Refinery29): When more new parents have a wider range of choices when it comes to designing their families’ everyday lives.