November 24 is Family Health History Day.
In 2003, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving as the nation’s “Family Health History Day,” when families can share information
by using a secured web site portal: the My Family Health Portrait to gather their family’s health history in one place.
This tool is secure, free and takes about 20 minutes to create your unique family health portrait. Information can be shared with
other family members who may not be home for Thanksgiving. They can build on your Family Health Portrait by adding their health information
and can choose to share with you.
LifeScience Moment: British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species" which explained the theory of evolution."
On November 24, 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species"
which explained the theory of evolution.
On July 1, 1858, Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace planned to jointly present at
the Linnean Society in London, but Darwin's baby son had died of the scarlet
fever and he did not attend the presentation. Wallace did attend and presented on
the "Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties
and Species by Natural Means of Selection."
The reaction to the presentation was limited, and the president of the Linnean
remarked in May 1859 that the year had not been marked by any striking
discoveries. Today, Darwin and Wallace's theory of evolution remains the
foundation of modern biology.
It's a Small World
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
"Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803 - 1882)