Thursday, September 17, 2015

Health Awareness and Events September 2015

Alcohol and Drug Addition Recovery Month
September 19  PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2015 at Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Ave. Philadelphia 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Light Up Hope Light Up the World Gold see a map of buildings that are participating and read how you can too! Locally it looks like the Battleship New Jersey and the Ocean City, N.J. 9th Street Bridge are participating.  If you see gold throughout September it could be to recognize childhood cancer. 

Infant Mortality Awareness
Read about Infant Mortality Awareness at

Healthy Aging Month Taking care of yourself never gets old.

September is Blood Cancer  Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
October 24  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk at the Philadelphia Art Museum 4:30 p.m. More information and register.
Read: Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival at

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Ideas and ways to prevent childhood obesity at the website

National Cholesterol Education Month
According to the cholesterol quiz on the Heart association website, HDL (good) cholesterol, higher levels are better. A low LDL (bad) cholesterol level is considered good for your heart health.Take the quiz and see what you know and see what you can learn.

National Suicide Prevention Month Read at  Preventing Suicide, Help Save a Life, Know the Warning Signs and Get Help. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).Read article at Many find mental health care vital but hard to get and expensive.

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month including National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 5 Ovarian Cancer Signs Part 1 from the Dr. Oz website. Also
Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer at the CDC website.

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostrate cancer is the most common cancer in men next to skin cancer. Sign and symptoms can be found at

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month Top 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Cancer  and more useful information can be found at Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association website,

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