Thursday, August 1, 2013

National Health Observances For August

Did you know that has a National Health Observances calendar to raise awareness for important health topics?

Here is a list of National Health Observances for the Month of August:

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Did you know that children should have their vision checked at least once by age 6 -(
 To learn more about Children’s Eye Health and Safety check out the links below
Healthfinder: Eye Health
Prevent Blindness Of America

National Breastfeeding Month

Breastfeeding is not only healthy for the baby, but its also healthy for the mother -(
 To learn more about the benefits of Breastfeeding and National Breastfeeding Month click on the links below
Healthfinder: Breastfeeding
United States Breastfeeding Committee

Psoriasis Awareness Month

“Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.”-(
 To find out more about Psoriasis go to
National Psoriasis Foundation

1 - 7 World Breastfeeding Week

This years theme for World Breastfeeding Week is “BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS”. 
 To learn more about World Breastfeeding Week go to
World Breastfeeding Week

11 - 17 National Health Center Week

“Today, America’s Health Centers serve over 23 million people (including 862,776 Farmworkers and more than 1 million people who are Homeless) at more than 8,200 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.”- (
To learn more go to National Health Center Week 

To learn more about the National Health Observances go to

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