Cost of Rare Diseases in US? Nearly $1 Trillion in 2019, EveryLife Foundation Finds

As anyone affected by a rare disease knows, treating the illness while trying to go about everyday life is an expensive undertaking.  But exactly how expensive — in terms of direct and indirect costs across rare disease populations — might still come as a surprise: almost $1 trillion in 2019 alone, according to an in-depth study released by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. The study, covering 379 rare diseases affecting...

Daily Coping 29 Mar 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.  Today’s tip is to if you find yourself rushing, make an effort to slow down a little. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. “ –...

The SQL Saturday Foundation Vision

A few things to start. First, this is about SQL Saturday events. Only. This is NOT about the future of the Summit. Redgate is working on that separately from this project. This is NOT about user groups, which Microsoft and DCAC are helping, each in their own way. If you are interested in those efforts, or want to help, please contact others that are supporting or managing those events. Second, this is NOT about replacing PASS or...