July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.
Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related
condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age.
Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and
The mission of the Arthritis National Research Foundation mission is to provide initial
research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and
related autoimmune diseases.
LifeScience Moment: Baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous farewell speech bidding to fans.
On July 4, 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous speech bidding farewell to the ballpark and his fans. Two weeks before Gehrig had been
diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Accompanied by his wife, Eleanor, Lou left Mayo Clinic with the devastating diagnosis on June 20th 1939, a day after his 36th birthday. He
died in June two years later, not quite 38 years old, of the rare neurological disease that would come to bear his name.
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MRSA Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
Mark Twain, American writer