Weekend Reading: At This Time, Timely Perspectives, Timeless Effects, and A Change of Pace

Weekend Reading: At This Time, Timely Perspectives, Timeless Effects, and A Change of Pace

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It’s nearly time to “spring forward”! In most of the U.S., Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13 when clocks “spring forward” an hour, meaning one less hour of sleep! Arizona, with the exception Navajo Nation, and Hawaii are currently the only states that do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands also do not participate in Daylight Saving Time. Federal and state lawmakers have proposed eliminating Daylight Saving Time due to concerns about the health effects of “springing forward” and “falling back” each year. Legislation eliminating Daylight Saving Time has yet to be enacted.

The concept of time is a frequent theme of songs in nearly every genre. In 1940, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys recorded Time Changes Everything, a Western swing song that went on to be a top single. In the 1960s, the Texas Playboys recorded another version of the song. Throughout the years, other artists such as Roy Rogers, Ray Price and Merle Haggard also recorded popular versions of the song.

Time does seem to change everything – scientific knowledge, domestic and national affairs, our personal views and much, much more!

This Weekend Reading Series begins with At This Time, with articles focusing on current healthcare price, quality, and other concerns. In Timely Perspectives you will find authors’ views on sex designation, cancer screenings, vaccines and more. Next explore the articles in Timeless Effects covering the health impacts of leaded gasoline, workplace toxins, and Covid-19. Finally, do not miss A Change of Pace and my personal favorite about Ukrainian jockey Jimmy Winkfield’s journey.

I hope you enjoy the following:

1. At This Time

  • HealthLeaders: Higher Hospital Prices Don’t Equate to Better Patient Outcomes
  • National Bureau of Economic Research: Do Higher-Priced Hospitals Deliver Higher-Quality Care?
  • Harvard Medical School: Cause for Concern Study finds significant variations in care between physicians
  • Healthcare Dive: Hospital ownership affects services provided, study suggests
  • STAT: Widespread screening catches more cases of depression. But follow-up care still falls far short

2. Timely Perspectives

  • The Conversation: Not everyone is male or female – the growing controversy over sex designation
  • STAT: A ‘more, more, more’ approach to cancer screening is misleading and harmful
  • Associated Press: A look inside the 1st official ‘safe injection sites’ in US
  • Kaiser Health News: Polio, Chickenpox, Measles, Now Covid. It’s Time to Consult History on School Vaccine Mandates

3. Timeless Effects

  • HealthDay: Construction Workers May Bring Toxic Metals Back Home
  • Duke Today: Lead Exposure in Last Century Shrank IQ Scores of Half of Americans Leaded gasoline calculation to have stolen over 800 million cumulative IQ points since 1940s
  • The Hill: One in three Americans exposed to toxic weedkiller
  • The Conversation: Even mild cases of COVID-19 can leave a mark on the brain, such as reductions in gray matter – a neuroscientist explains emerging research

4. A Change of Pace

  • Kentucky News: Derby-Winning Jockey Jimmy Winkfield’s Epic Ride To Freedom
  • Smithsonian Magazine: At 85 Years Old, Longtime Detroit Artist Gets a Show of Her Own A new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts spotlights Shirley Woodson, an arts educator and longtime fixture of the city’s vibrant Black arts scene
  • JSTOR Daily: The Nimatron The world’s first video game made its debut at the Westinghouse pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1939
  • Smithsonian Magazine: Wreck of Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Discovered in Icy Antarctic Depths

Enjoy the weekend!


Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
Email: [email protected]

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