Morning Minutes: May 19

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Hepatitis hep-uh-TAHY-tis (noun) Inflammation of the liver; a disease or condition (as hepatitis A or hepatitis B) marked by inflammation of the liver -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

World Hepatitis Day

www.worldhepatitisday.com

This site from the World Hepatitis Alliance is the official site of World Hepatitis Day, which is held on May 19 each year. The site has information about the disease, news from around the world, suggestions for how to get involved and more.

Number to Know

1.5 million: Number of people who die every year from either hepatitis B or C, according to the World Hepatitis Alliance. Today is World Hepatitis Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the disease.

This Day in History

May 19, 1962: A birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of “Happy Birthday.”