"the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors.... 'This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are,' Barack Obama said. 'It helps us better understand the lives of yes, the president, but also the slave. The industrialist but also the porter. The keeper of the status quo but also the activist seeking to overthrow that status quo.'" #APeoplesJourney
"it is expected to deliver a potentially life-saving, early warning to an estimated 100 families per year throughout California.... It is widely recognized that no one pushed harder for the latest expansion to the screening panel than Janis Sherwood, the Vista mother turned public health crusader who has spent the past 13 years spreading information about #adrenoleukodystrophy, or #ALD, the disorder that took her boy, Sawyer, on Sept. 30, 2003. He was 8 years old." The difference between an early diagnosis through infant screening and a late diagnosis, when symptoms start showing up, could be life and death, #AB1559 #SaveTheBoys #PutKids1st
"The mumps outbreak in Enid, Oklahoma surprised a lot of people in the state but not one group of doctors who said they saw warning signs.
'The outbreak in Enid came directly from an outbreak in Arkansas,' said Dr. Thomas Kuhls, an expert in childhood vaccinations. 'It initially started in unvaccinated individuals and, so, for that reason, if everyone would have been vaccinated, I don't think the #mumps epidemic would have occurred.'" #VaccinesWork #EveryChildNeeds #CommunityImmunity