Events

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 04 Jul 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Fireworks Safety Month

    Category: General

    Prevent Blindness America warns that there is no safe way for nonprofessionals to use fireworks. It is only safe to enjoy the splendor and excitement of fireworks at a professional display. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks are involved in thousands of injuries...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Cataract Awareness Month

    Category: General

    There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Men's Health Month

    Category: General

    Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Myasthenia Gravis (MG) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness." The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. During the month of June, MGFA’s (Myasthenia...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Aphasia Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Only 14% of women have heard of cytomegalovirus (CMV). More children have disabilities due to congenital CMV than other well-known infections and syndromes, including Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Pediatric HIV/AIDS. A 2008 study of women in the United States found...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Safety Month

    Category: General

    Join the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe. Observed ​annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and...

  • 01 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Scleroderma Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own body. Scleroderma means “hard skin.” It can cause a thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, it causes serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys,...

  • 07 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 13 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Rip Current Awareness Week

    Category: General

    Rip currents are channelized currents of water flowing away from shore at surf beaches. Typically, they form at breaks in sandbars, and also near structures, such as jetties and piers, as well as cliffs that jut into the water. Rip currents are common and can be found on most surf beaches,...

  • 07 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    National Cancer Survivors Day®

    Category: General

    National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT...

  • 15 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 21 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Men's Health Week

    Category: General

    The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys...

  • 19 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    World Sickle Cell Day

    Category: General

    June 19th has been chosen to celebrate the Sickle Cell Day. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most frequent genetic disease worldwide. It is estimated that 500.000 are born every year with this severe and invalidating condition and that 50% of them will die before the age of 5 years....

  • 21 Jun 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 27 Jun 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    Category: General

    Summertime means barbecues, festivals, sporting events, boating, hitting the beach, camping, and many other recreational activities. In short, summertime means a lot more people are spending a lot more time in the great outdoors. But summer is also the peak season for one of the nation's...

  • 27 Jun 2015
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 01 Jul 2015
    5:00 pm EDT 

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