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June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »
The month of April is designated as Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically appears early in childhood when developmental milestones are missed and/or delayed. It is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how one interacts with the world around them. This includes learning, thinking, and social interaction. In more recent years, it… Read More »
This week is National Poison Prevention Week sponsored by The National Poison Prevention Council. On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed Public Law 87-319, a joint resolution, requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy… Read More »
March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Raising awareness is a focus because “three million people across the U.S. live with bleeding disorders that can cause extended bleeding after injury, surgery or trauma, and can be life-threatening if not treated effectively,” explains the National Hemophilia Foundation. What are bleeding disorders? Per MedlinePlus, “Normally, if you get… Read More »
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. The official website states, “World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about… Read More »