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: President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, leading to the birth of NASA on Oct. 1, 1958 and
related medical device and life science development.
Since its inception, NASA has accomplished numerous scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted
for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public
interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general.
It's a Small World
"...a path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning; and whoever can either remove any obstructions in this way, or open up any new prospect, ought so far to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind."
David Hume, Scottish philosopher, economist, historian