international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons is september 26

“there are many paths to a nuclear-weapons-free world. i appeal to all states to intensify their efforts to contribute to the shared vision in their own ways.” secretary-general antónio guterres the international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons is september 26. i hope you will join us in this important work. please leave a reply below. Continue reading international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons is september 26

officials report 12 cases, including 1 death, in legionnaires’ disease outbreak at hampton beach

a few thoughts about the apparent legionnaires outbreak at hampton beach, new hampshire: legionnaires’ disease is a noncontangious type of bacterial pneumonia pontiac fever is a several day-long, nonpneumonic, febrile, influenza-like illness associated with exposure to Legionella spp. legionella are constituted of more than 58 known species, and are ubiquitous in the aqueous environment (i.e. lakes, streams, coastal oceans) and probably moist soils warm water … Continue reading officials report 12 cases, including 1 death, in legionnaires’ disease outbreak at hampton beach

med students awol

and now, a story by orly nadell farber in STAT, about the future doctors of america, who “cut class… not to gossip in the bathroom or flirt behind the bleachers. they skip to learn– at twice the speed.” nationally, nearly one-quarter of second-year medical students reported last year that they “almost never” attended class during the first two, preclinical years, a 5% increase from 2015. when … Continue reading med students awol

dance instructor doesn’t need to hear the music to be moved

a terrific article in the boston globe by cristela guerra, “dance instructor doesn’t need to hear the music to be moved.” it’s the story of kerry thompson, who teaches salsa at blackstone community center. but she is deaf and legally blind. she doesn’t need to hear the music to know how it moves her. she feels the rhythm as it vibrates through the speakers and … Continue reading dance instructor doesn’t need to hear the music to be moved

outbreaks in a rapidly changing central africa — lessons from ebola

west and central africa are experiencing explosive growth in urban populations, economic activities, and connectivity. the recent ebola virus epidemic in west africa demonstrated the vulnerability of the local health care infrastructure to newly emerging infectious diseases. two key factors contributing to the epidemic’s unprecedented size were growth-related: large urban populations that overwhelmed the public health infrastructure of these resource-poor countries and the extensive spatial … Continue reading outbreaks in a rapidly changing central africa — lessons from ebola

hidden gem just outside boston: walden pond

we had a wonderful day yesterday at walden pond just outside boston. trees, water, sun. thoreau. it’s a glorious place. a few photos are below. my only suggestion is for the town of concord to relocate the parking lot a mile away and have a shuttle bus bring visitors to the pond. it could even generate more revenue for concord and would calm the place … Continue reading hidden gem just outside boston: walden pond

california legislature votes to support u.n. nuclear weapon ban treaty

california legislature votes to support u.n. nuclear weapon ban treaty, restrict presidential authority for nuclear strike state of california joins los angeles, baltimore, and other u.s. cities that have endorsed the “back from the brink” campaign to prevent nuclear war. los angeles – on tuesday, august 28, the california senate voted to approve ajr 33, a resolution introduced by assemblymember monica limón that urges the … Continue reading california legislature votes to support u.n. nuclear weapon ban treaty