A man who helped inspire a multimillion-dollar movement to help find a cure for ALS has died.
Rufus Elijah Fort, as founder of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company and patriarch of a wealthy and prominent Nashville, Tenn., family, firmly planted his feet on the ground after watching a barnstorming pilot demonstrate his daredevil flying tactics in a flimsy Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”. The year was 1924, and the WWI-era “Jenny” was fast becoming the post-war backbone of American civil aviation. Fort, however, was not impressed with what he considered an easy way to die young, and made his sons promise to never fly. Most likely a sign of the times or due to her young age, his 5-year-old daughter, Cornelia, was not required to make such a promise.
It’s a time to prepare for Christ’s coming – not just the celebration of His birth, but also His future return into the world. We should be thinking about getting our houses in order because Jesus is coming.
Advent is the four-week period before Christmas. Within liturgical traditions, it also begins a new church year. Yes, Advent is about waiting and preparation. But waiting and preparing for what?
One of the great treats that comes from my job as a writer are all the wonderful, handwritten letters I receive. Few are typed and though I receive many emails, these scripted letters are always the most joyous.
No single product or brand is responsible for the thousands of vaping-related lung illnesses reported across the United States, according to a report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.
A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life.
Permanent hair dye and chemical hair straightener use was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The risk is more than six times higher for black women.
An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with "incitement against the government vaccination order," the Samoan government said Thursday.
More than 6 million middle and high school students were currently using tobacco product in 2019, according to National Youth Tobacco Survey data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
Cell phones are a literal pain in the neck -- and face, eyes, nose, ears and head. A new study analyzing national emergency room data shows injuries to those areas of our bodies have risen "steeply" over the last 20 years.
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month.
Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.
A teen from Southeast Alaska is the state's first case of vaping-related lung injury, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
To prevent heart problems later in life, people 45 and younger with higher levels of bad cholesterol might want to change their eating and exercise habits, or even talk to their doctor about medications such as statins, a new study says.
Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to reach another record high this year, a new report found Wednesday, with scientists warning the world is losing time to make the drastic reductions needed to avert a climate catastrophe.
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the launch of a national program Tuesday to provide free HIV-prevention drugs to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV.
Doctors at Duke University Medical Center this month "reanimated" a heart for a first-of-its-kind transplant performed on an adult in the United States.
When Donna Bonin's 13-year-old son recently came down with a sky-high fever, she thought to herself: This can't be the flu. It's November.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and also the busiest. There are so many holiday-related activities planned for the next few weeks, that it may be hard to keep track of them all.
Want to live a long, healthy life? So do I. That's why for the past 15 years I've explored places around the world where people have done exactly that — places I dubbed "blue zones." And I'm convinced that the foods the people in these areas eat are a big part of their secret.
Seattle Children's Hospital knew for years that a mold infestation in its facilities could be related to its air-handling system, but "engaged in a cover-up" that sickened many patients and resulted in the deaths of six children, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday.
Nearly a quarter of young adults and a fifth of adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.