But his popularity continued. Even after a scandal broke about Ford 's use of crack, hundreds of people lined up for bobblehead dolls of the mayor, signed by Ford himself. Ford spent countless hours taking pictures with residents eager to be photographed with an international celebrity. As he sought a second term as mayor in 2014, Ford was diagnosed with a rare cancer just two months before the election date. Malignant liposarcoma in his abdomen forced him to do what months of scandals could not ' drop his bid for re-election.
The National Medal of Arts is the highest award a writer can get. Stephen King has won many awards but his movies have given him a large margin of awards. King has had many movie nominations. The Green mile for example has won or nominated King for thirty plus awards. This alone is very impressive for any writer, but King has almost been awarded for every movie that has been created from his books.
Polio: An Eradicated Disease It was unthinkable for someone to contract polio if they were born in the 1960s or later in America. To that generation and after, polio was just another fleeting disease. People born before this time period are reminded how frightening the disease was, which debilitated thousands of people. The spread of polio could not seem to be stopped until a vaccine was found. Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky describes the stories of how polio was triumphed.
Imagine the world described in fiction novels, disease haunts the world and people live in fear, not knowing whether they will survive another day. Measles, a disease most thought eradicated by its powerful immunization, still causes 16 deaths every hour. Though nearly 84% of the United States has been vaccinated against this, a recent outbreak has caused an eruption of opinions on the topic. Though many may argue that a child’s medical related decisions should be made by the child’s parent or guardian. In actuality, those who are not vaccinated for any contagious disease, pose a threat to the general health of the citizens of United States, as well as bringing back previously eradicated diseases.
Disneyland, also known as the happiest place on Earth, has recently been the considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth for those that have not received a measles vaccination. A measles outbreak had swept across the park only months ago, causing many unvaccinated individuals and those too young to be vaccinated to contract the awful sickness. Also, the individuals who became sick returned home and began to spread the germ in their towns and cities. The measles vaccine is proven to be extremely effective, so if parents had made the decision of vaccinating their children, the outbreak could have easily been prevented. Measles is one of many diseases that are preventable with immunizations, yet some individuals refuse to cooperate.
“The police shall never catch me, because I have been too clever for them.”(Rockefeller, 2016) Little did investigators know that this would be true. The Zodiac Killings are one of the most famous and mysterious cold cases that people now are still trying to solve. Throughout the timeline there was always a couple of months in between each killing along with a month in between when each letter or cipher was sent. Everyone was scared to leave their house because they might be the next victim. The Zodiac tormented the newspapers and police departments in the Bay Area and terrorized the citizens as well.
“Why don’t you guys stop fighting and start working toward a common goal. People are dying and you’re standing here shouting half-ass insults,” stated a witty lab assistant. The two men lowered their heads and shifted to opposite sides of the room to resume their work. Over the next three weeks both scientists threw themselves into their work but just could not crack the genetic code which held the key to the cure of the virus. Although they spent almost as much time fighting each other than actually working together, they found a few rare moments where they created fast-acting treatments that countered some of the lesser symptoms of the Fire Virus.
Kluger’s article was very well written. He used his frustration to draw the reader in and to pull them onto his side. The cure to cancer may not be as easy as some think. Kluger provided a side as to why curing cancer is not a moonshot due to all of the different types and it’s
Walter Payton, former Bears running back, had died from a form of liver cancer. Even though his doctors were very optimistic about his condition in the past, he still died from primary sclerosing cholangitis. Per the Baltimore Sun, primary sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and scars the bile ducts. His physicians couldn’t believe that the problems he had from the liver disease would quickly kill a man with his physical abilities. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., diagnosed Payton with a side effect that caused his ducts to drain bile from his liver.
A mammography tech learned that the hard way in October 2008. According to Louise Dickson on timescolonist.com, Joy McKerr sued the clinic itself and the mammo tech she had, due to outright negligence. The article states that during the exam, she was in extreme pain and asked the tech to stop the procedure. The tech did not listen and continued anyway, causing McKerr to swell and bruise almost instantly, and the injury did not heal for several months. The patient was diagnosed with breast cancer four months later, which she believed to be caused by this issue.