December health events and observances

December 1, 2009 by  
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calendarDecember is the season to be jolly especially in the second half of the month. It is thus understandable that we have very few health-related events and observances for this month. However, few though they are, they are nonetheless very important. Here is a list of events in December.

1 December 2009 is World AIDS Day
This year’s theme is “human rights and access to treatment.”

3 December 2009 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities
This year’s theme is “Making the MDGs Inclusive: empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world.”

1 to 31December 2009 is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
by Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org

1 to 7 December 2009 is National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week
by Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.

6 to 12 December 2009 is National Handwashing Awareness Week
by Henry the Hand Foundation
www.henrythehand.com/pages/content/hwaw.html

Cleveland Clinic HealthChats

Health events in September

September 1, 2009 by  
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world_stet2September is a busy month in terms of health events and observances. Check out what’s interesting for you!

Worldwide observances

United States observances and events

What’s on in August

July 31, 2009 by  
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Here are some health events in August you might want to check out:

United Statescalendar

Worldwide

  • 1 to 7 August
    World Breastfeeding Week
    World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
    La Leche League International
    www.llli.org
  • MedicAlert Awareness Month
    Medic Alert
    www.medicalert.org

Web Health Chats at Cleveland Clinic

  • 4 Aug
    Valve Disease
    James Thomas, MD
  • 11 Aug
    Endovascular Grafting – Latest Advances in Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
    Matthew Eagleton, MD
  • 19 Aug
    Pediatric Heart
    Constantine Mavroudis, MD
  • 24 Aug
    Ask the GYN
    Linda Bradley, MD
  • 26 Aug
    Childhood Cancer
    Margaret Thompson, MD, PhD
  • 31 Aug
    Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Management

For details: www.clevelandclinic.org/health/chatreg/

 Also check out Charity Walks and Runs at Battling Heart Disease and Stroke

Health events for June

June 1, 2009 by  
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calendar4Once again, I bring you the list of health observances, awareness campaigns, and events scheduled for June.

Month-long observances

June is…

Week-long observances

One day observances

Any other health observances/events you might know for June which are not listed here? Tell us about it!

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