Monday, January 30, 2006

February Is Wise Health Consumer Month

Wise Health Consumer Month

A wise health consumer is a physically and emotionally healthy consumer, and February is Wise Health Consumer Month. The American Institute of Preventive Medicine, like the Center for Mental Health Services, develops and implements programs designed to prevent ill health and reduce health care costs. Programs that focus on self-care, smoking cessation, weight control, stress management, to name a few, are designed with the wise health consumer in mind. These show the consumer how to make healthy lifestyle choices and live a long, healthy and productive life.

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February Is National Children's Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) was established in 1859. Today, we have more than152,000 members. As the world’s largest and oldest national dental association, they are the oral health authority committed to both the public and the dental profession.

The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. This single day observance became a weeklong event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month.

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February Is Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Month

Kids ENTKids ENTThe number one reason that a child visits a physician is for an ear infection. One of the most common chronic illnesses affecting teenagers is tonsillitis. If one parent has allergies, the chance that the child will have allergic disease is 48 percent, 70 percent if both parents do.

Otolaryngologist- head and neck surgeons are specialists trained to provide your child the most effective treatment for disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Kids E.N.T. Health provides parents, caregivers, and health providers the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of children's ear, nose, and throat problems.

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February Is American Heart Month

American Heart MonthAmerican Heart MonthThe American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Their mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 in New York City by six cardiologists. Today it's one of the world's premier health organizations. Heart and blood vessel diseases is the nation's number one killer.

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February Is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision Awareness MonthLow Vision Awareness MonthAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment in individuals age 50 and older. It is important to inform everyone about AMD and the low vision resources available that can help those affected by this disease maintain independence and preserve their quality of life.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

National Girls and Women in Sports Day: February 1st

FloFloThe National Girls and Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

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