November means cooler temperatures for most of the US. We’ll be seeing frost on the grass and turning on the heat … if you haven’t already. And it’s only going to get worse before it gets better! That cold outside air combined with dry, heated indoor air can wreak havoc on skin. Maybe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today is World Rabies Day, a day with a worthy goal: ending rabies everywhere. Events on this day help to raise awareness of rabies and the fact that it’s still a problem. The day also promotes prevention activities to reduce the cases of rabies, especially in places where the risk of rabies is high. The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you ever heard of Restless Legs Syndrome (also called Willis-Ekbom disease or RLS/WED)? No? Neither have a lot of people, but there’s a day dedicated to raising awareness of this confusing condition: Restless Legs Awareness Day. The day happens every year on September 23, which is the birthday of the Swedish neurologist who […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an official day, designated by presidential proclamation every year. Other countries, including Canada, also designate September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in March. Also in September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, observed during the third week of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
June 1 is National Heimlich Maneuver Day, a day to celebrate the life-saving abdominal thrusts called the Heimlich Maneuver. This procedure helps dislodge objects from a chocking person’s throat. It’s named for its inventor, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich. He came up with it in 1974. Before that the most common way to try to help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
World No Tobacco Day, as the name suggests, is a day encouraging everyone to avoid all tobacco products for 24 hours. This means no: Cigarettes or cigars Pipes Chewing tobacco Snuff Snus Other products containing any tobacco, like bidis or gutkha. The day is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). It began as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial kickoff to summer, and the long weekend is the perfect excuse to finally get outdoors. But after a winter spent indoors, pale skin is almost guaranteed to burn. Don’t Fry Day—celebrated the Friday before Memorial Day every year—is a reminder to protect your skin from the sun. The day was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you’ve ever had a root canal you probably appreciated how it fixed your pain … eventually. But you probably didn’t appreciate the root canal itself. Today’s a day to change that, because it’s Root Canal Appreciation Day. Yes, really. Dr. Chris Kammer, a dentist, created the day back in 2005. Now you’re probably not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we raise awareness of a baffling disease that causes a lot of different symptoms that sometime seem random: Lupus. It’s World Lupus Day, created in 2004 by Lupus Canada to help people understand this often-misunderstood disease. Lupus organizations around the world called on their governments to help raise awareness, increase research funding and get […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National Alcohol Screening Day is a day for raising awareness of the harmful effects of dependent drinking. Events for this day provide education about and screening for alcohol dependence and abuse. Screening events also help at-risk people find treatment options. But the day is not just for people who may have a problem with alcohol. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.