- A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin
- Its cause is unknown but it may result from either a viral infection or autoimmune reaction
- Occurs in all ages but most common among middle-age adults and school-age children
- Women are most frequently affected
- Actor Laurence Olivier suffered from this disease in 1974 and nearly died
Active kids by Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman ; photographs by Marc Crabtree
Be healthy! it's a girl thing: food fitness and feeling great by Mavis Jukes, Lilian Cheung
Exercising for good health by Shirley W.
The future of food [videodisc] by Lily Films; directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia
The DASH diet for weight loss: lose weight and keep it off— the healthy way— with America's most respected diet by Thomas J. Moore, and Megan C. Murphy, and Mark Jenkins
American pandemic: the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic by Nancy K. Bristow
Bloom: a memoir by Kelle Hampton
Bombshell: explosive medical secrets that will redefine aging by Suzanne Somers
Workers who have paid into the Social Security system can now view their personalized earnings and benefits information with the launch of a new portal by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The new online Social Security Statement replaces the annual paper statement that was suspended for those between the ages of 25 and 60. Individuals 18 and older can register and create an account and once verified can access their statement and view benefits. In February Social Security resumed mailing paper Statements to workers age 60 and older if they are not already receiving Social Security benefits.
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The first leg of the Triple Crown begins Saturday, May 5th with the annual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Grammy Award winning singer Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions by Nusser, Susan — Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense behind the scenes at one of Kentucky's biggest breeding farms; revealing the money, dedication, and expertise that go into producing Derby hopefuls and the world's fastest racehorses.
CBS anchor and legendary 60 Minutes icon Mike Wallace died at the age of 93 surrounded by family in Connecticut. Wallace was known as a merciless interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make 60 Minutes the most successful prime-time television news program ever.
Between you and me: a memoir by Mike Wallace with Gary Paul Gates
The NCAA Men's Championship Basketball Tournament has evolved into one of the most prominent annual sporting events in the United States. Millions of fans predict the ultimate winner by filling out brackets in this single elimination tournament that begins in March and ends in April.
The big dance: the story of the NCAA basketball tournament by Barry Wilner & Ken Rappoport — Ken Rappaport tells the story of the tournament from it's beginning seventy-three years ago as just an eight-bracket to today's sixty-eight team format.
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