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HEALTHY You! 

January is National Blood Donor Month The American Red Cross celebrates and recognizes the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.

February is Hearth Month  About 600,000 people die with heart disease in the US every year.  That is 1 in 4. Warning signs of a heart attack could include Shortness of Breath, Chest Discomfort, Light Headaches, Sweating, Nausea.  

March is National Nutrition Month This campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

April is Stress Awareness Month  Health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month  Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

June is National Safety Month
Focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. 

July is UV Safety Month The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.

August is National Eye Exam Month Set up an eye exam. It is important to make sure that your eyes are in good condition.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month  We can all help prevent suicide. The campaign is to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month  This annual health campaign is organized to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

November is National Diabetes Month  Helps to raise awareness and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis.   

December is Safe Toys & Gift Month Promoted by Prevent Blindness, who says that thousands of children under the age of 15 experience serious eye injury and/or blindness from toy-related accidents every year.