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March 11: The 1918 Flu Epidemic

The first case in the U.S. of the so-called “Spanish flu,” an influenza strain that killed between 20 and 40 million people worldwide, including nearly 600,000 Americans, was reported at the Army hospital in Fort Riley, Kansas on this date in 1918. Within a week, the hospital was dealing with 500 cases and 48 deaths. […]

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Going Mad

AND GETTING MAD ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT from the Autumn 2016 issue of Jewish Currents by Anonymous   LIKE TOO MANY other people, I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t been bullied. I’ve always been the weird, uncool, socially awkward girl. In middle school, I was made fun of for being […]

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Gevalt, How Did This Happen?

GETTING OLD, STAYING VITAL by Zelda Gamson from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents Either you will go through this door or you will not go through. If you go through there is always the risk of remembering your name. Things look at you doubly and you must look back and let them happen. […]

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