Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Take a Loved One to the Doctor's Day

September 20th

Take a Loved One to the Doctor's DayTake a Loved One to the Doctor's DayScheduled for the third Tuesday of each September, Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day encourages individuals to take charge of their health by visiting a health professional (doctor, nurse, dentist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or other health provider), making an appointment for a visit, attending a health event in the community or helping a friend, neighbor or family member do the same.

Read more about... Closing the Health Gap

National Reye's Syndrome Week

September 17th-23rd

National Reye's Syndrome WeekNational Reye's Syndrome WeekReye's Syndrome, a deadly disease, strikes swiftly and can attack any child or adult without warning. All body organs are affected, with the liver and brain suffering most seriously. While the cause and cure remain unknown, research has established a link between Reye’s Syndrome and the use of aspirin and other salicylate-containing medications. In 1974, the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation was incorporated, becoming the first citizen group to generate a concerted, organized lay movement to eradicate Reye's Syndrome.

Read more about the... National Reye's Syndrome Foundation

National Rehabilitation Week

September 17th-23rd

National Rehabilitation WeekNational Rehabilitation WeekThe National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation's mission is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation; develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential.

Read more about the... National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundationr