Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Toronto-based guest artist Lynn Scurfield, celebrates the Canadian athlete and humanitarian Terry Fox. After losing his leg to cancer, Fox embarked on the “Marathon of Hope”—a historic cross-Canada journey to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Born on July 28, 1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Terry Fox was a natural competitor known for his commitment and fierce work ethic. In 1977, at the age of 18, Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer, resulting in the amputation of his right leg.
Today on September 11, we recognize the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the importance of Emergency Preparedness. The unforgettable events of 2001 in New York, Washington DC and Southern Pennsylvania changed the way that we attend work, and consider our own personal safety. As a positive way of memorializing this national experience, September is also recognized as National Preparedness Month – a time when Americans are encouraged to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the United States into an unprecedented period of uncertainty. America has been ravaged by this public health crisis as states across the country continue to report tens of thousands of new cases daily. While individuals of all ages, race and creed have been impacted by COVID-19, older Americans and individuals with underlying conditions have borne the brunt of this virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 80 percent of COVID-19 related deaths in the United States have occurred among adults 65 and older.
A small study says that gloves with sensors could measure impairments in hand function and may have advantages over standard methods.A recent study assessed gloves outfitted with sensors to quantitatively measure the timing of finger opposition movements to assess upper limb disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) to see if the engineered gloves had advantages over current evaluation methods.
The Gray Panthers staged rowdy protests against ageism and found common cause with young activists on everything from health care to racial justice. What can they teach us today?
By the mid-1970s, she was a national celebrity. She had speaking engagements all over the country; she traveled 100,000 miles annually, giving at least 200 talks a year. She was all over the TV: “The Phil Donahue Show,” the “Today” show and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, multiple times. Media monikers for her included “ball of fire,” “dynamo” and the now-problematic “feisty.” In 1978, the World Almanac named her one of the 25 most influential women in the United States. Shortly before she died in 1995, ABC News profiled her as its “Person of the Week.”
The Health 202: Most Americans won’t be allowed to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as it’s approved | The Washington Post
It’s unlikely a coronavirus vaccine will be approved by Election Day, as President Trump is suggesting. But whenever the Trump administration does give a nod to a vaccine, it almost certainly won’t be available for all Americans. The most likely scenario to play out is that the Food and Drug Administration would grant initial approval to vaccinate just front-line health workers, those older than 65 and those with underlying medical conditions, two industry vaccine experts tell me. It would come in the form of an emergency use authorization — a shortcut for the government to approve medicines and treatments in dire circumstances – as large clinical trials continue.
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