Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape of the blood cells. According to the Bobbi Engram Foundation, Sickle cell disease affects an estimated 100,000 people, the majority of whom are African Americans.
The seamen of the U.S. Merchant Marine suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of service. Some estimates indicate that as many as 9,500 perished, nearly one in 26 mariners. However, there is no definitive casualty count because Merchant Mariners worked for both private companies and government agencies.
The first real blast of cold air this season might come as a shock when you walk out the door today. Temperatures in central Pennsylvania took a tumble over the past 24 hours as a cold front brought rain and wind to the Midstate area.
The United States is preparing for a potentially dangerous flu season this winter. This is based on data from Australia who have experienced one of their deadliest flu seasons on record. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention uses Australia as a predictor for our flu season.
Bucknell University researchers have spent the past three years testing two common vaping products. Their research has found that electronic cigarettes release potentially harmful levels of carbon monoxide – the same common, toxic gas that is found in a car’s tailpipe emissions, and which is also found in cigarette smoke.
The latest Franklin and Marshall College poll released this week indicates most Pennsylvanians favor an impeachment inquiry into President Trump and don’t believe Trump should be re-elected. Not surprisingly, the poll results fall along political party lines.