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Cover Up for UV Safety Month!

Happy July! Can you believe we are already halfway through the year? July marks America’s independence and is full of fireworks and hot temperatures. Rising temps go hand-in-hand with the sun’s potent and potentially damaging rays. Although July is home to a smaller number of health observances as noted below, the one that sticks out in my mind is UV Safety. Did someone say sunscreen?

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

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Summer is Right Around the Corner!

Happy summer! Finally, long sunny days and warm nights are back. It’s time to break out the grill, fire pit, yard games and invite family and friends over for some fun! While it’s important to take time out to relax and enjoy all that the summertime has to offer, it is equally important to take the time to focus on health and wellness. The month of June spotlights men’s health, along with other important health topics noted below:

• Men’s Health Month
• Fireworks Safety Month
• Home Safety Month
• Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
• National Aphasia Awareness Month
• National Scleroderma Awareness Month
• National Scoliosis Awareness Month
• Vision Research 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!