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ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month aims is to raise awareness about ALS, gather support for those affected by this condition and to encourage funding and research for a treatment or cure. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. ALS attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord that are needed to keep muscles moving, leading…

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month takes place in May and is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands,…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month, observed in May and sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking, understanding, or hearing. Hearing loss and other communication disorders can affect people at any…

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Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is observed in May each year. Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer in the United States. Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is a time to educate the population about bladder cancer. According to The National Cancer Institute, there are three types of bladder cancer. These cancers are named for the type of…

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Brain Tumor / Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Cancer Awareness Month is observed in May. Each year more than 23,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with brain cancer and other nervous system cancers, according to federal statistics. These cancers make up a portion of the nearly 78,000 brain tumors diagnosed each year in the United States. Brain Cancer Awareness Month educates people…

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Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in observed in May and encourages education in the battle against a lung disease affecting more than 30,000 people in the United States. Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month educates that CF affects more than just the lungs. This genetic disease causes constant lung infections, but it also impacts other organs in the body where…

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month

Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month is observed in May. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are inherited in the genes that are passed from parents to child. Fragile skin and loose joints, as well as tissue fragility, is often a result of genes that produce abnormal proteins or collagen. Collagen is the normal protein "glue" in a person's tissues. Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month educates…

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Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Awareness Month is observed each year during the month of May. Fibromuscular Dysplasia is a rare medical condition that is associated with abnormal cellular growth in the walls of their medium and large arteries. This can cause the arteries with the abnormal growth to look beaded. The arteries may also become narrow. Most…

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Food Allergy Action Month

Food Allergy Action Month is observed in May. Food Allergy Action Month aids those who suffer from food allergies by creating awareness among the general public about food allergies. It also reduces the number of deaths caused by food allergies by raising awareness. Food Allergy Action Month encourages people to understand the suffering of those who have…

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, observed in May, is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. Global Employee Health and Fitness Month brings awareness to employers and employees about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through worksite health promotion activities and environments. Global Employee Health and Fitness Month was formerly…

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Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month is observed in May and sponsored by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). Global Youth Traffic Safety Month urges all of us to help spread awareness and make the summer safe for youth by putting away your phone when you drive, buckling up, choosing the safest route available, and only driving…

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Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month, observed in May, stresses the importance of taking care of one's eyes. Healthy Vision Month reminds the public that eye health is a priority just like eating well and physical activity. Healthy vision can help keep each of us safe each day. To keep eyes healthy, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It is…