Category Archives: Nutrition

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Now that it’s August, I can’t help but notice that we’re in the midst of the dog days of summer! You know, those lazy, crazy hot days when it’s almost too hot to function. Well, snap out of it! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it’s important to take an active role in the preservation of your health. August also has other very important health awareness campaigns listed below:

• Cataract Awareness Month
• Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
• National Immunization Awareness Month
• Psoriasis Awareness Month
• Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Hello everyone! Those April showers sure did bring beautiful May flowers. I love the sweet smell in the air and the variety of flowers that are popping up everywhere! May also brings our attention to the most health observances of any given month (25 to be exact). I’ve highlighted just a few below, but to see the complete list visit: https://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/

  • American Stroke Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Celiac Awareness Month

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Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness!

Since April showers bring May flowers, it’s time to be outside in the garden clearing the way for those bulbs to sprout. You can’t beat the fresh air and sunshine this time of year! Speaking of April, check out this month’s national health observances:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Cancer Control Month
• Cesarean Awareness Month
• Counseling Awareness Month
• Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
• National Autism Awareness Month
• National Child Abuse Prevention Month
• National Donate Life Month
• National Minority Health Awareness Month
• National Youth Sports Safety Month
• Occupational Therapy Month
• Sports Eye Safety Month
• STD Awareness Month
• Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Continue reading Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness!

January is National Blood Donor Month

Happy New Year! January kicks off two things, resolutions (which I like to call intentions) and another year of national health observances. This month’s health observances include:

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month

Out of all the health observances for January, I’d specifically like to highlight National Blood Donor Month. The goal of this campaign is to increase blood and platelet donations during wintertime, when donations tend to be scarce. The American Red Cross celebrates and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donations by encouraging healthy donors to come out in the winter months. When donating blood and platelets this season, please keep these facts in mind: Continue reading January is National Blood Donor Month