Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January Health Observances

1. Blood Donor Month visit the American Red Cross website for more information and to find a donation location near you. Clara Barton established the American Red Cross in Washington, D. C in 1881.

2. Birth Defects Prevention Month The March of Dimes non-profit organization was founded by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt January 3rd, 1938 to combat polio. The main focus of the organization now is to educate mothers and try to prevent birth defects and premature births and infant mortality.

3. Cervical Health Awareness  You can obtain detailed and up to date information on preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer at the American Cancer Society website.

4. National Radon Action Month , you can read more in the Citizen's Guide to Radon at the EPA's website. You can view a color coded Radon Zone Map by state and contact information also at the EPA website. Read "How Does Radon Get Into a Home" at the EPA website. FYI Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.

5. Poverty in America Awareness Month found a very sobering website on the status of poverty in the United States. Who is living in poverty? Take the tour. You can also view the numbers at download spreadsheets if you want to view it for yourself.

6. Thyroid Disease Awareness Month Get Neck Check info at

7. National Mentoring Month Volunteering anywhere has its own special rewards, being a mentor has to qualify near the top of the list. You can make a big difference in a person's life.

8. National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month #1 in my opinion is Know Your Surroundings and Pay Attention. Plugging up your ears is almost the same as closing your eyes. Here is a link to and suggested Top 10 Best Self Defense Tips.

9. National Stalking Awareness Month "Take the Stalking Quiz". Stalking is a crime in all 50 States. What is considered stalking?

10. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month January 11th was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
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Upcoming possible snowy conditions, so be careful out there.
Get the milk now.

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