The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT May 13, 2019 For 33 years, The Detroit News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, … [Read more...] about 2019 Outstanding Grads: Honoring the exceptional
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong. Advertisement Supported by Global health Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials. ByDonald G. McNeil Jr. April 3, 2019 The measles outbreak thatled to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks — in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela — that have shaken global health officials, revealing persistent shortcomings in the world’s vaccination efforts and threatening to tarnish what had … [Read more...] about Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Story highlights Thinking age-positive can improve mental and physical health The World Health Organization warns that ageism could be more widespread than sexism and racism (CNN)We've long been told to respect our elders. But now there is scientific evidence that respect can potentially save lives among the elderly and keep them both physically and mentally healthy. An analysis by the global journalism network Orb Media found that countries with high levels of respect for the elderly recorded better health among older populations and lower poverty levels for over-60s. As we enter a new phase of history -- with 2.1 billion people predicted to live beyond 60 by 2050 -- global attitudes toward older people have not kept up. India's elderly are worried about their social lives In a 2016 World Health Organization survey across 57 countries, 60% of respondents reported that older people are not respected. A more recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health in … [Read more...] about Ageism is dangerous for physical and mental health