Friday, August 21, 2015

Top 10 Plus August Awareness

August is Beach Month Here is a cool website tracker  Know where the sharks are!! You can even enter a contest, testing your shark knowledge.

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month I find the Prevent Blindness America has a very detailed and informative website.  Something I am negligent about myself is the importance of sunglasses this time of year. Do all you can to protect your eyes while you are young. As I have aged gracefully, my perfect 20/20 vision is something I miss the most.

August is National Harvest Month: How did your garden grow?

August has been designated as Happiness Happens Month.  This is not to say that happiness will not happen in other months, it is merely a goal for those that may be going through a tough time. Do not fret if Happiness Does Not Happen for you in August.  You have 11 other months to look forward to. Keep the head and the chin up and be on the lookout.

National Back to School Month. How many people find going back to school a welcome event? I am seeing and hearing a lot about budgets.

Medic Alert Awareness Who should wear these bracelets?  Do you have a condition that should be identified in the event of an emergency? 

National Breastfeeding Month The USBC (United States Breastfeeding Committee) has an e-newsletter, Staying Abreast and weekly updates are available as well as archived copies at the website link. 

National Water Quality Month "Learn About Water" at the EPA website.

National Women's Month August 26th is Women's Equality Day. Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.

Neurosurgery Outreach Month The AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons) has an informative website, click around on it especially if you have a child about to play sports in the upcoming school year or is a member of a sports team year round.  There are some good common sense suggestions.  Everyone would like their kid to be a star but not at the expense of seeing stars. Women’s soccer is second only to football when it comes to concussions in young athletes.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month Cure SMA on September 27th the 7th Annual Zane’s Run will happen at Great Vally Middle School in Malvern, PA. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Psoriasis Awareness Month Psoriasis is not curable at this time but it can be managed. NPF (National Psoriasis Foundation) has information on what can be done, including new treatments and clinical trials in your area. October 10 there is a Team NPF Walk in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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