Monday, January 11, 2010

Health Awareness in 2010

People with good health rarely think of any sort of health "cause", unless it affects a friend or loved one.

And, people in poor health can usually point to a single health problem, one ugly life-surprise that set off a chain of very distressing health events.

It is very instructive to look at the list of US National health-causes days. Each one stands for a whole group of sufferers.

Each disease or health issue is represented by its own foundations, its own research, its own action groups and support groups.

If you look down this list, you will very likely find one that relates either to you, or to someone you know or care deeply about.

Here is the list for the coming months, year 2010---


Cervical Health Awareness Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Radon Action Month

Thyroid Awareness Month
4 - 10 National Folic Acid Awareness Week

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Wise Health Consumer Month
1 - 7 World Salt Awareness Week
5 Give Kids A Smile Day
5 National Wear Red Day
7 - 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
7 - 13 Burn Awareness Week
14 - 20 Children of Alcoholics Week
14 National Donor Day

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month®
Save Your Vision Month
Trisomy Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
7 - 13 National Patient Safety Awareness Week
7 - 13 National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
7 - 13 National Sleep Awareness Week®
8 - 12 National School Breakfast Week
10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
11 World Kidney Day
14 - 20 National Poison Prevention Week
15 - 21 Brain Awareness Week
23 American Diabetes Alert Day
24 World Tuberculosis Day
28 - April 3 Root Canal Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Month
Foot Health Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month
National Minority Health Awareness Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
5 - 11 National Public Health Week
7 World Health Day
8 National Alcohol Screening Day®
20 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
24 - May 1 National Infant Immunization Week
24 - 25 2010 March for Babies
24 World Meningitis Day
24 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

American Stroke Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Clean Air Month
Electromagnetic Sensitivity Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Mental Health Month
National Arthritis Awareness Month
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
National Bike Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Sturge-Weber Awareness Month
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month
1 - 7 National Physical Education and Sport Week
2 - 8 Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
2 - 8 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
3 - 7 National Mental Health Counseling Week
3 Melanoma Monday
8 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
9 - 15 Food Allergy Awareness Week
9 - 15 National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week
10 - 16 National Stuttering Awareness Week
10 National Women's Check-up Day
12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
19 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
19 National Employee Health and Fitness Day
19 World Hepatitis Day
24 - 30 Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
26 National Senior Health & Fitness Day
31 World No Tobacco Day

1 - July 4 Fireworks Safety Month
Home Safety Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
National Scoliosis Awareness Month
Vision Research Month
6 - 12 National Headache Awareness Week
6 - 12 Sun Safety Week
6 National Cancer Survivors Day
14 - 22 National Men's Health Week
20 - 26 Lightning Safety Week
21 National ASK Day
27 - July 5 Eye Safety Awareness Week
27 National HIV Testing Day

International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
UV Safety Month

Cataract Awareness Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
1 National Minority Donor Awareness Day
8 - 14 National Health Center Week

Childhood Cancer Month
Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
Whole Grains Month
5 - 11 National Suicide Prevention Week
13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
15 National School Backpack Awareness Day
19 - 25 National Farm Safety & Health Week
19 - 25 National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration
21 World Alzheimer's Day
25 Family Health & Fitness Day USA
26 National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
28 World Rabies Day
29 National Women's Health & Fitness Day
30 World Heart Day

Eye Injury Prevention Month
Halloween Safety Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Medical Librarians Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
1 - 7 National Sarcoidosis Awareness Week
3 - 10 Hearing Aid Awareness Week
3 - 9 National Fire Prevention Week
4 - 10 Mental Illness Awareness Week
4 - 8 Drive Safely Work Week
4 National Child Health Day
7 National Depression Screening Day ®
10 World Mental Health Day
11 - 15 National School Lunch Week
12 - 20 Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
16 World Food Day
18 - 24 National Drug-Free Work Week
20 World Osteoporosis Day
22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
22 National Mammography Day
23 - 31 Red Ribbon Week
24 - 30 Respiratory Care Week
27 Lung Health Day

American Diabetes Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
18 Great American Smokeout
18 Prematurity Awareness Day
20 National Survivors of Suicide Day
21 - 27 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
1 - 7 National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week
1 World AIDS Day
5 - 11 National Handwashing Awareness Week

Amazing list, isn't it?

Information is your friend, especially when your health is at stake.

If you do contact the members of one of these groups, they may just be your very best ally in the fight for your life---or for the life of someone near and dear to you.


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