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AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, observed in February and sponsored by the National Eye Institute Information Office, raises awareness about AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision. These disorders have an impact on people of all ages, yet few are aware of AMD and low vision symptoms, risk factors, and the way to manage these disorders.…

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Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of the health and function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland located in the base of the neck that is part of the endocrine system. The thyroid gland is responsible for various functions including, among other things, metabolism, body…

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National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of winter sports TBIs, promote the need for a cure after a traumatic brain injury, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of TBI injuries. National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month calls attention…

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National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of stalking, and to spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of being stalked. National Stalking Awareness Month is an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. It is…

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of human trafficking. Human trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography. National…

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National Radon Action Month

National Radon Action Month observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of radon. You can’t see it or smell it, but radon could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each…

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National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month is the largest-scale mentoring campaign nationwide, recognized by each sitting American president since its inception. It culminates each year with the National Mentoring Summit. National Mentoring Month was launched by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. This year will reflect on the incredible growth of the…

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of glaucoma, promote the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burdern of glaucoma. National Glaucoma Awareness Month raises awareness about glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal…

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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is observed in January. The need for blood donations is constant and your donation is important for maintaining a healthy and reliable blood supply. National Blood Donor Month takes place in January because blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays. For this reason, January is a critical time…

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National Birth Defects Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of birth defects. We know that an individual’s genetics, social and environmental factors, and behaviors can have an impact on birth defects and that not all birth defects can be prevented. There are things that can help increase a woman’s chances of…

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Mental Wellness Month

Mental Wellness Month is observed in January. One in five adults experience mental health issues every year. Millions of lives are impacted by poor mental health. Mental Wellness Month is intended to bring awareness to the importance of good mental health. Blue Monday takes place in January because it is based on a number of days from…

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month, observed in January and sponsored by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, is a time to increase awareness of cervical health. For example, cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up care. It can also be cured when found early and treated appropriately. Cervical Health Awareness Month, sponsored…