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Take Charge of Your Health

[Spoiler Alert] In The X-Files TV series, Agents Mulder and Scully give their son up for adoption to protect him from a government conspiracy involving alien technology. While I can safely say most parents don’t have to face such perils, they would do anything possible to ensure the health and well-being of their children. Two years ago, my first child was unexpectedly born pre-term at 35 weeks. Now pregnant with my second child, I am considered a “higher risk” pregnancy because of my history and my doctors have recommended I take certain measures to help my baby go full-term. Continue reading Take Charge of Your Health

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!

Ovation Has Heart

How fitting for February to be American Heart Month, with Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle. Though, while Valentine’s Day focuses on love and the heart’s emotions, American Heart Month more importantly zeros in on heart health and disease prevention. The Go Red for Women Campaign, a cause created by the American Heart Association, specifically sheds light on heart disease and stroke in women. In an effort to bring attention to these issues, the American Heart Association wants to empower and inform women and help them take a more aggressive approach on their health.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer! With the anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, it’s also exciting to see March’s month-long national health observances. What might your organization focus on in March?

  • Athletic Training Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Child Life Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Donor Month
  • Kidney Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Professional Social Work Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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