Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases that are characterized by the body’s inability to effectively produce insulin, which causes elevated levels of blood glucose. If a person living with diabetes does not adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, their condition can lead to handful of serious health complications.
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November is National Family Caregivers Month, an annual celebration honoring those who provide care and support for a loved one in a time of need. This year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” is encouraging people to maintain their own health when serving as a caregiver.
National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by uncontrolled seizures. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, accounting for roughly 1 percent of the total United States population.
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month: This November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness about the disease.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October): Domestic violence is the infliction of violence or other abuse upon a domestic partner, typically an intimate spouse. Such abuse may be physical, emotional or sexual. While domestic violence is reported among both men and women, women between the ages 18-24 are the most common victims of partner abuse.
Lung Health Day: an annual celebration sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Centered on the importance of lung health, the campaign also raises awareness about diseases and conditions that can negatively affect healthy lungs.
National Physical Therapy Month: This October the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an annual celebration that recognizes the health benefits of physical therapy.
National Dental Hygiene Month (October): This October marks the seventh annual National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP).
Male & Female Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is rare among men, accounting for just 1 percent of all cases. Women on the other hand are greatly affected by the disease, with 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer during their lifetime. However, research shows that men affected by the disease have a lower survival rate than women.