Stay Healthy in 2013! Health Awareness in the New Year


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The National Health Information Center has released its list of 2013 National Health Observances.  Overall wellness is emphasized, and information regarding a number of diseases and medical syndromes may be found at this website.  Additionally, health care educational materials and activity kits may be obtained by accessing the links corresponding to various health care issues.

January

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Stalking Awareness Month

February

American Heart Month
The Heart Truth 10th Anniversary Infographic
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month

March
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


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National Kidney Month
Trisomy Awareness Month

National Nutrition Month

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)

April

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Minority Health Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

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National Donate Life Month
Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Infertility Awareness Week (April 21 – 27)

May

Mental Health Month
American Stroke Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

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National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Healthy Vision Month

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Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month

June

Men’s Health Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

July

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month

August

National Immunization Awareness Month

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National Breastfeeding Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month

September

Healthy Aging®Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Infant Mortality Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
RAINN Day (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Day) (September 27)

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Mammography Day (October 18)
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month

November

American Diabetes Month

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National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month
National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Family Caregivers Month

December

World AIDS Day (December 1)

References

1.       “2013 National Health Observances.”  Healthfinder.gov.  United States Department of Health and Human Services Website. http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/nho.aspx?year=2013.  Retrieved January 24, 2013.
2.       “Cervical Cancer.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.  http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/index.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
3.      “Screening and Testing to Detect Cancer: Breast Cancer.” National Cancer Institute Website.  http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/breast.  Retrieved January 27, 2013.



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8 replies

  1. Nice to know the various health awareness months out there. Thank you!

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  3. There is definately a great deal to learn about this issue.
    I really like all the points you’ve made.

  4. i think i heard about this not too long ago, still interesting though,

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