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 Arthritis Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public
health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based
programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
LifeScience Moment: The first U.S. patent was signed by President George Washington.
On July 31, 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent under the new U.S. patent statute signed into law by President Washington on April 10, 1790.
The patent, for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer was signed by President Washington. The original document is in the
collections of the Chicago Historical Society.
It's a Small World
MRSA Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."