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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Social: #DVFacts #SurvivorSpeaks #VoicesRising

Twitter: @NCADV

Facebook: @NationalCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolence

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ncadv/

Website: http://www.ncadv.org/

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

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Health Literacy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Health Literacy Month

Social: #HealthLiteracyMonth

Website: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/, http://www.iha4health.org/

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #BreastCancerAwareness, #AttackingCancer 

Twitter: @AmericanCancer

Facebook: @AmericanCancerSociety

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americancancersociety/

Website: www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html 

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. This can be especially helpful for women with certain risk factors for breast cancer, such as having a strong family history or certain gene changes.

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Home Eye Safety Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Home Eye Safety Month

Social: #HomeEyeSafetyMonth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

Website: https://www.preventblindness.org/eye-safety-home

Believe it or not, the average home is full of dangers that often go unnoticed. In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.

Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.

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National Bullying Prevention Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Bullying Prevention Month

Social: #IncludeSomeone #ICareBecause #KidsAgainstBullying #BullyingPrevention

Twitter: @PACER_NBPC

Facebook: @PACERsNationalBullyingPreventionCenter

Website: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/

Every October, individuals from across the nation – and around the world – unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.

The campaign is a catalyst for:

  • Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools

  • Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying

  • Providing a platform to hold school and community events

  • Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications

  • Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention

  • Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying

  • Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources

  • Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion

  • Helping to create a world without bullying

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National Dental Hygiene Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Dental Hygiene Month

Social: #NationalDentalHygieneMonth

Twitter: @YourADHA

Facebook: @youradha

Website: https://www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month

There’s a lot to celebrate about being a dental hygienist, and this is our month to share the importance of our life-changing work with the world!

This year, we’re proud to be featured in a national campaign with Walgreens and LISTERINE® to promote good oral health and the amazing work of dental hygienists.

This exciting campaign will be prominently showcased in 6,000 Walgreens locations as well as on radio, in print and online. Designed to reinforce the important care tips you provide your patients, the campaign will offer some cool opportunities for you.

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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Social: #DSWORKS

Twitter: @NDSS

Facebook: @NDSS1979

Website: https://www.ndss.org/

“It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.”

- NDSS Goodwill Ambassador, Chris Burke

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.

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National Medical Librarians Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Medical Librarians Month

Social: #NMLM

Twitter: @MedLibAssn

Facebook: @MedicalLibraryAssn

Website: https://www.mlanet.org/

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month in October and throughout the year, reminding your patrons that their medical librarian is THE person to see when looking to "get reliable, trustworthy health information." Use the 2019 poster as well as the accompanying email signature to help promote yourself as the health information authority in your institution.

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National Physical Therapy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Physical Therapy Month

Social: #PTTransforms #ChoosePT

Twitter: @APTAtweets

Facebook: @AmericanPhysicalTherapyAssociation

Website: http://www.apta.org/nptm/

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.

Get involved and urge people to choose physical therapy (#ChoosePT) to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Social: #SuddenCardiacArrestAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @HRSonline

Facebook: @HeartRhythmSociety

Website: http://www.stopcardiacarrest.org/

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, young adults and people in their 30s and 40s who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature adults.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Social: #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NICHD_NIH

Facebook: @nichdgov

Website: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/

The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

The term "SIDS" may sound scary, and the death of a baby is always heartbreaking. But there are a number of ways you can lower his or her risk while giving your baby the best care possible.

Learning about SIDS and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies should learn more. Simple actions can make a big difference.

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Eye Injury Prevention Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Social: #EyeInjuryPreventionMonth

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: https://www.aao.org/eye-health

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month across the United States.

More than one million people per year are affected by an eye injury and 90% of these injuries could have been prevented had the individuals been wearing protective eye wear.

Eye Injury Prevention month aims to raise awareness about the types of eye injury that occur that could be avoided, as well as highlighting the need for more people to use protective eye wear appropriately.

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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #StomachCancerAwarenessMonth

Facebook: @NoStomachForCancer

Website: www.nostomachforcancer.org/get-involved/stomach-cancer-awareness-month

November, is a month known for the pleasure of eating, is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family at this time of year, and that can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, and for those living without a stomach.

In 2010, NSFC successfully championed and celebrated the first official Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Additionally, the Surgeon General has committed to making Thanksgiving Day National Family History Day, emphasizing the importance of knowing one’s hereditary risks for disease, clearly one of the risk factors for stomach cancer.

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, however, raising awareness about stomach cancer is important all throughout the year!

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Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology 
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424 
(415) 561-8534 
media@aao.org 
aao.org/eyesmart 
Materials available 
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

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Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep
15
to Oct 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Social: #NHHM

Twitter: @librarycongress

Facebook: @libraryofcongress

Website: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #ChildhoodCancer #CCAM #GoGold

Twitter: @accorg

Facebook: @americanchildhoodcancer

Website: https://www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/

HOW CAN YOU HELP RAISE AWARENESS THIS SEPTEMBER?

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.

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Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month

Social: #FruitsAndVeggies

Twitter: @APA_Planning

Facebook: @AmericanPlanningAssociation

Website: http://plan4health.us/september-is-fruits-veggies-more-matters-month/

September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month highlights the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. Encouraging your community members to eat more fruits and veggies—and doing your part to make them easier to access—can make a difference when it comes to the health of your community.

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Healthy Aging ® Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Healthy Aging ® Month

Social: #HealthyAgingMonth

Twitter: @healthyagingnet

Facebook: @HealthyAgingMagazine

Website: https://healthyaging.net/healthy-aging-month/celebrate-september-is-healthy-aging-month-reinvent-yourself/

Why September is Healthy Aging Month?

According to Worthington, “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too late to take control of your health, it’s never too late to get started on something new.’ Why not think about the positive aspects of aging instead of the stereotypes and the negative aspects?”

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month’s activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial and mental wellness.

September is Healthy Aging® Month was first introduced when the baby boomers were about to turn 50. “At that time, no one wanted to talk about growing older,” Worthington says. “You know, it was that same ‘60’s attitude – ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30; hell no we won’t go.’ Today as the boomers turn 60 and 65, it’s a different story,” Worthington explains.

“We recognized early on that careful attention to the combination of physical, social, mental and financial fitness was powerful in the pursuit of a positive lifestyle and have built our Healthy Aging®programs around that concept for the public and private sector through this annual observance as well as TV specials, videos, books, printed material, our website and blogs.

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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Social: #StopAfib19 #Afib #GetInRhythm

Twitter: @stopafib

Facebook: @StopAfib

Website: https://www.stopafib.org/

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation, often referred to as "afib", is an irregular heartbeat, a rapid heartbeat, or a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria. Atrial fibrillation is due to a malfunction in the heart's electrical system, and is the most common heart irregularity, or cardiac arrhythmia. For more detail about how the heart works and what happens to the heart when it is in atrial fibrillation, see About the Heart.

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National ITP Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National ITP Awareness Month

Social: #BEATITP

Twitter: @PDSA_ITP

Website: https://www.pdsa.org/contribute/raise-awareness-for-itp/itp-awareness-month.html

September is ITP Awareness Month

In 2010, The Platelet Disorder Support Association announced the designation of the month of September as National ITP Awareness Month. PDSA requested this designation as part of our ongoing commitment to increase public understanding of ITP and other platelet disorders and to connect patients and caregivers with life-altering resources and support.

PDSA was founded to ensure patients would no longer travel the ITP journey feeling confused, lost, frightened and alone.  To ensure that this rare diagnosis wasn’t accompanied by limited or no information and resources and to encourage research and better treatment options for patient-centered outcomes.  While PDSA has always worked to encourage this progress, prior to 2010, there was no awareness month or color dedicated to understanding ITP and other platelet disorders.

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National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

Social: #Lice

Twitter: @TheLiceMeister

Website: https://www.headlice.org/comb/

September is National Head Lice Prevention Month!

 Annual reminder to parents about the importance of routine screening and sending their children to school free of lice and nits.

The organization has launched mobile-friendly redesigns of HeadLice.org and LiceMeister.com in conjunction with its annual educational campaign to help families prevent, manage and treat children with head lice, safely and effectively. The campaign emphasizes the importance of routine screening, early detection and the most important public health measure of sending children to school without lice and nits (eggs).

Parents can find more educational resources at https://www.HeadLice.Org and videos to help them with combing at https://www.LiceMeister.com, including a tutorial on How Mary protected her kids from lice and risky chemicals: https://bit.ly/2Z04tt9.

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National Preparedness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Preparedness Month

Social: #BeReady #PreparedNotScared

Twitter: @Readygov

Facebook: @readygov

Website: https://www.ready.gov/september

National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

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National Recovery Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Recovery Month

Social: #NationalRecoveryMonth

Twitter: @samhsagov

Facebook: @samhsa

Website: https://www.recoverymonth.gov/

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.

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National Sickle Cell Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Sickle Cell Month

Social: #SickleCellAwarenessMonth #NationalSickleCellMonth

Twitter: @nih_nhlbi

Facebook: @NHLBI

Website: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/sickle-cell-disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Also known as Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemoglobin S or SS disease, Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S

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Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who have sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people who have sickle cell disease are of African ancestry, but the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background. Because the disease runs in families, couples planning to have children can have genetic testing.

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National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Social: #TBI #BrainInjury

Twitter: @JohnnyOADTBI

Facebook: @johnnyofoundation

Website: http://www.thejohnnyo.org/

Brain injury is unpredictable in its consequences. Brain injury affects who we are and the way we think, act, and feel. It can change everything about us in a matter of seconds. The most important things to remember are:

  • A person with a brain injury is a person first.

  • No two brain injuries are exactly the same.

  • The effects of a brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person.

  • The effects of a brain injury depend on such factors as cause, location, and severity.

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National Food Safety Education Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Food Safety Education Month

Social: #FoodSafety #FoodPoisoning

Twitter: @Fight_BAC

Facebook: @FightBAC

Website: http://www.fightbac.org/food-safety-education/food-safety-education-month/

Peak family dining season is upon us! September is National Food Safety Education Month and National Family Meals Month — and the holiday season is right around the corner. To set the table for terrific meals at home, the Partnership for Food Safety Education offers health and food safety educators a bounty of new consumer outreach tools:

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National Yoga Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Yoga Awareness Month

Social: #NationalYogaAwarenessMonth

Facebook: @YogaMonth

Website: http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month

September is official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. 

Ways To Get Involved In National Yoga Month September 2019:  

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Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Social: #2019NBS #newbornscreening

Facebook: Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

Website: http://www.savebabies.org

The Purpose of Newborn Screening

There are a number of potentially devastating diseases that can be present in a newborn but hidden at the time of birth. These diseases, if undetected by newborn screening, have the potential to cause medical problems as the baby grows, and severely alter a life that could have otherwise been normal. One example of such an illness is phenylketonuria (PKU).

PKU is a condition in which the body is unable to break down a building block of protein (an amino acid) known as phenylalanine (Phe) because a specific enzyme is lacking or present in levels too low to be effective. When this amino acid builds up in the system it can cause problems with the central nervous system, brain damage, and mental retardation.

On the other hand, when the PKU is discovered through newborn screening, a child can be treated using a low protein diet and special medical foods designed to deal limit the amount of Phe consumed. In most cases this allows the baby to grow up normally, enjoying a life free of mental retardation and central nervous system issues.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #OvarianCancer

Twitter: @NOCC_National

Facebook: @noccnational

Website: http://www.ovarian.org/

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which, depending on the type and stage of the disease, malignant (cancerous) cells are found inside, near, or on the outer layer of the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs, or germ cells, and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

What is the general outlook for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

In women ages 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 78 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed this year and that more than 14,240 women will die from ovarian cancer this year.

When one is diagnosed and treated in the earliest stages, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. Due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of early detection tests, about 20 percent of all cases are found early, meaning in stage I or II. If caught in stage III or higher, the survival rate can be as low as 28 percent. Due to the nature of the disease, each woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer has a different profile and it is impossible to provide a general prognosis.

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Pain Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Pain Awareness Month

Social: #PainAwarenessMonth #ChronicPain

Twitter: @TheACPA

Facebook: @TheAmericanChronicPainAssociation

Website: https://www.theacpa.org/pain-awareness/september-is-pain-awareness-month/

The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month. Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #PCAM19 #EndProstateCancer #ProstateCancer

Twitter: @ZEROCancer

Facebook: @ZeroCancer

Website: https://zerocancer.org/

Prostate cancer is a cancer that starts in the prostate. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. When diagnosed at an early stage, it can usually be treated successfully. In fact, almost 100 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer today will be alive in five years. Testing for prostate cancer is a personal decision best discussed between you and your doctor.

In many cases, prostate cancer stays confined to the prostate and is so slow-growing that it may never pose a serious threat to your overall health. However, some cases of prostate cancer are aggressive and may quickly spread to other organs or bones. Your treatment decisions will depend largely on what kind of prostate cancer you have and how aggressive it is. You can determine this by knowing the stage and grade of your cancer.

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Sepsis Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Sepsis Awareness Month

Social: #SAM2019 #SepsisAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @SepsisAlliance

Facebook: @sepsisalliance

Website: https://www.sepsis.org/get-involved/sepsis-awareness-month/

This September, will you join us?

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September since, we’ve invited individuals,  healthcare professionals in every area of medicine, and organizations big and small to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – SEPSIS.

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Whole Grains Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Whole Grains Month

Social: #WholeGrainsMonth

Twitter: @OldwaysPT

Facebook: @OldwaysPT

Website: https://oldwayspt.org

Here at the Whole Grains Council, we adore whole grains all year round, and September’s month-long celebration of whole grains is the just the excuse we need to dial things up and have some fun. During Whole Grains Month there’s nothing we love more than watching folks fall head-over-heels for the unrivaled taste and overall goodness of whole grains.

This year, we’re taking grain enthusiasts on a culinary excursion, exploring the traditions, flavors, and ingredients of four beloved regions of the world. For the month of September, we’re inviting you, your friends, and family to sign up and receive special daily emails full of new recipes, whole grain cooking tips, and culinary inspiration gathered from the traditions of the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America and the African diaspora. Join us as we embark on Whole Grains: the World Tour

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Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Sexual Health Awareness Month

Social: #SexualHealth #STD #STI

Twitter: @InfoASHA

Facebook: American Sexual Health Association

Website: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/

Who We Are

ASHA was founded in 1914 in New York City, formed out of early 20th century social reform movements focused on fighting sexually transmitted infections (known then as venereal disease, or VD) and prostitution. Now, more than 100 years after its creation, ASHA remains America’s nonprofit authority for sexual health information.

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World Alzheimer's Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

World Alzheimer's Month

Social: #LetsTalkAboutDementia #WorldAlzMonth

Twitter: @AlzDisInt

Facebook: @alzheimersdiseaseinternational

Website: https://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month

September is World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012: World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.

2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem, that requires global action.

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Social: #COAM #ChildhoodObesity

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

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Learn ways to promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity.

About 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Social: #CEHSM

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? As you send your kids back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology are arming parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health.

It’s a fact that there is a world-wide epidemic of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Since 1971, the incidence of nearsightedness in the US nearly doubled, to 42 percent. In Asia, up to 90 percent of teenagers and adults are nearsighted. Clearly, something is going on. But scientists can’t agree on exactly what.

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Psoriasis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Social: #Psoriasis

Twitter: @NPF

Facebook: @National.Psoriasis.Foundation

Website: www.psoriasis.org 

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.

Psoriasis typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

If you develop a rash that doesn't go away with an over-the-counter medication, you should consider contacting your doctor.

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National Immunization Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

Social: #NIAM

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html 

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.

CDC develops immunization materials our partners can use in outreach and education efforts during NIAM and throughout the year. You can find CDC promotional and educational resources for every audience, from pregnant women to young children to adolescents to adults, on CDC’s website for immunization partners.

Check with your state or local health department to see if they have additional immunization resources you can use during NIAM or plans to celebrate the month.

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National Breastfeeding Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Breastfeeding Month

Social: #Breastfeeding

Twitter: @USbreastfeeding

Facebook: @usbreastfeeding

Website: www.usbreastfeeding.org 

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. Join our work to make a difference for our nation's families:

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Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Social: #Gastroparesis

Twitter: @4GPACT

Facebook: @GPACT

Website: www.gastroparesisawarenessmonth.org  

 Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month was founded by G-PACT in August 2010 in order to raise awareness of DTP in a short amount of time. Although we do it year round, we spend this month providing a lot of opportunities and events for people to get involved in to help us spread the word.

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month started out as Gastroparesis Awareness Week from August 23 - August 29, 2009. That week encompassed the date of our founding, August 23, 2001. By the next year we received comments that a week wasn't long enough and decided to dedicate the entire month to it. Although we increase activity all month long, we still maintain Awareness Week as the biggest week of the year for awareness and provide additional events and ways for people to advocate and get involved.  

By 2010, we had added Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction to our list of covered conditions so we changed the name to Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month to be more inclusive of a variety of conditions. In 2012, we added colonic inertia, and have plans to add more in the future. August will cover any paralytic condition of the GI tract we add as a focus in the future too. 

Over the years we have done a variety of things to raise awareness and educate the public. We have added events, changed some things, and always try to make it unique every year. We are very active all year with research, advocacy, awareness, and support, so be sure to follow us all year for many opportunities to get involved besides just August! 

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Social: #Gastroparesis

Twitter: @IFFGD

Facebook: @IFFGD

Website: aboutgastroparesis.org 

Gastroparesis is also called delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach.

Normally, the stomach empties its contents in a controlled manner into the small intestines. In gastroparesis, the muscle contractions (motility) that move food along the digestive tract do not work properly and the stomach empties too slowly.

Gastroparesis is characterized by the presence of certain long-term symptoms together with delayed stomach emptying in the absence of any observable obstruction or blockage. The delayed stomach emptying is confirmed by a test.

IFFGD was founded in 1991 by one person struggling with the challenges imposed by a chronic GI disorder. Many others, from all walks of life, have joined with us.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Social: #StrongerThanJA#KidsGetArthritisToo#Arthritis

Twitter: @ArthritisFdn

Facebook: @Arthritis.org

YouTube: Arthritis Foundation

Website: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/juvenile-arthritis/

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increase awareness over early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and to ease the focus of resources for this battle. The campaign was initiated by the Arthritis Foundation and targets a condition that currently affects 300 000 children nationwide, making it one of the most common childhood diseases in the US.

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation in Latin, but juvenile arthritis can include eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract as affected areas. The disorder has a large variety in forms and researchers and doctors alike are working to better understand what the key differences are and how different approaches can help.

Three classifications of juvenile arthritis exist: juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), of which, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common. The classification is made based on symptoms, number of joints involved and the presence of antibodies in the blood

At this moment there is no cure for juvenile arthritis. The custom approach to the disorder is to control pain levels, reduce inflammation and maintain mobility, while in more extreme cases surgery is the only possible solution to prevent further joint damage. Many treatment plans are based on proper medication, therapeutically physical activities and healthy eating. Probably the most important component of any plan is the way in which all measures are included in a child’s daily schedule in order to affect the quality of life as little as possible.

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International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Social: #starttheGBSconversation#GBS#groupbstrep

Twitter: @GroupBStrep

Facebook: @GroupBStrepInternational

YouTube: Group B Strep International

Website: https://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/

JOIN OUR #STARTTHEGBSCONVERSATION CAMPAIGN FOR WAYS TO SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT GBS!

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die. Even babies born to mother who test negative can become infected by group B strep.

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