Pediatric Question: “Hospitals around the country, from regional medical centers to smaller local facilities are closing down pediatric units. The reason is stark economics: Institutions make more money from adult patients.” NYT: As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan?

+ Unwise Council: “Nury Martinez announced her resignation this morning from her post as Los Angeles City Council President following the release on Sunday of recordings of racist remarks she made in a meeting last October during a conversation between two other Latino councilmembers and the L.A. Labor Federation president.” These are the kinds of people today’s political environment attracts. After Outcry Over Racist Remarks, Nury Martinez Resigns As President Of The LA City Council.

+ West Side Story: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” Twitter Locked Kanye West’s Account After He Posted An Antisemitic Tweet. Kanye’s therapist should go defcon 3 on his medication.

+ Fluoride Slide: “Residents of a small community in Vermont were blindsided last month by news that one official in their water department quietly lowered fluoride levels nearly four years ago, giving rise to worries about their children’s dental health and transparent government — and highlighting the enduring misinformation around water fluoridation.”

+ Serial Filler: In what looks to be the final episode in the case dramatized by the podcast, Serial, “Baltimore prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against Adnan Syed in the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee after DNA evidence supported his innocence.”