October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
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Watch how the shape of sickle cells causes them to get stuck in vessels and block the flow of blood, which can result in pain and infections.
Cited from the American Society of Hematology Facebook Page
How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates with our community.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from serious diseases.
- Encourage people in your community to get the flu vaccine every year.
- Invite a doctor or nurse to speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated.
Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
“Did you know that two million broken bones occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis? It’s true, but most people get their fracture fixed without ever realizing they have osteoporosis or low bone mass.
Join us in celebrating National Osteoporosis Month this May by taking action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. Our Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign encourages everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to build strong bones for life.
Please download and share the information and materials below to join us in spreading the word about the importance of building and maintaining strong bones.” Article cited from National Osteoporosis Foundation, Learn more here!