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January Health Observances

Posted on 1st January, by James. Comments Off

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (Canada)
Alzheimer Society Canada
http://www.alzheimer.ca/en

Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
http://www.nccc-online.org/index.php/january

Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Research Foundation
http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
http://www.nbdpn.org

National Blood Donor Month
AABB
http://www.aabb.org/Pages/Homepage.aspx

Thyroid Awareness Month
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
http://www.aace.com
http://www.powerofprevention.com/

January weekly observances

National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 8–14)
National Council on Folic Acid
http://www.folicacidinfo.org

January daily …(Read More)


December Health Awareness

Posted on 1st December, by James. Comments Off

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org/2013-prevent-bl
indness-america-eye-health-and-safety-ob
servance-calendar

Dec 1
World AIDS Day
http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-a
ids-day/

December 2 – 8
Aplastic Anemia amd MDS Week
http://aamds.org/

December 2 – 8
National Hand Washing
Awareness Week
Henry the Hand Foundation
www.henrythehand.com

December 4 – 10
National Influenza Vaccination Week
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/

December 5
International Volunteer Day
United Nations Volunteers
www.unv.org
www.worldvolunteerweb.org


November Health Awareness

Posted on 1st November, by James. Comments Off

Nov 1-30
American Diabetes Month
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/american-diabetes-month/

Diabetic Eye Disease Month
http://www.preventblindness.org/

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_20875.as

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.nostomachforcancer.org/november-is-stomach-cancer-awareness-month-in-the-us

COPD Awareness Month
http://www.lung.org/about-us/our-impact/top-stories/november-is-copd-awareness-1.html

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/get-involved/help-raise-awareness/lung-cancer-awareness-month.html

National Family Caregivers Month
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/national_family_caregiver_month/

http://www.caregiving.org/

National Hospice Palliative Care Month
http://www.nhpco.org

Nov 12
World Pneumonia Day
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_pneumonia_day/en/index.html

Nov 14
World Diabetes Day
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_diabetes_day/en/index.html

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_copd_day/en/index.html

Nov 14-18
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/campaign-materials/week/index.html/templates/1/homepage.cfm

Nov 15
Great American Smokeout
www.cancer.org

Nov 17
International Survivors of Suicide Day
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=FEE7D778-CF08-CB44-DA1285B6BBCF366E

Nov 18-24
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
http://www.aboutgerd.org/site/about-gerd/gerd-awareness-week


OCTOBER Health Awareness

Posted on 1st October, by James. Comments Off

Talk About Prescriptions Month
www.talkaboutrx.org

Health Literacy Month
www.healthliteracymonth.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
www.nbcam.org

National Physical Therapy Month
www.moveforwardpt.com

October 1st
Child Health Day
www.mchb.hrsa.gov

October 1st
International Day of Older Persons
http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/

October 7th to 13th
Mental Illness Awareness Week
www.nami.org

October 10th
World Mental Health Day
http://www.wfmh.org/00WorldMentalHealthDay.htm

October 15th to 19th
National Health Education Week
http://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

October 15th
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
www.nlaad.org/

October 21st to 27th
National Health Education Week
www.sophe.org

October 21st to 27th
National Consultant & Senior Care Pharmacists Week
www.ascp.com

October 21st to 27th
Respiratory Care Week
www.aarc.org/rcweek

October 23rd to 31st
Red Ribbon Week
www.nfp.org


MedHelper Pro chosen by Healthline as one of the top 12 apps for Breast Cancer Patients in 2012

Posted on 17th September, by James. Comments Off

Published September 14, 2012
Written by Tracy Rosecrans

Med Helper PRO

Android – 4.8 stars with 10K-50K installs in the last 30 days – Free

EarthFlare’s Med Helper PRO is an awesome deal. Not only does it keep track of prescription medications and pill regimens, but it also serves as a personal medical assistant.

Med Helper PRO will keep track of upcoming appointments, multiple health conditions (for multiple family members), and even enables an export …(Read More)


SEPTEMBER HEALTH AWARENESS

Posted on 3rd September, by James. Comments Off

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
www.curesearch.org/ArticleView2.aspx?id=
7750&l=8810&c=7eb54f

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
www.lls.org

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
www.stopafib.org

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org/home/

National Cholesterol Education Month
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
hp2010.nhlbihin.net/cholmonth/

National Sickle Cell Month
www.sicklecelldisease.org

Newborn Screening Awareness Month
www.savebabies.org

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
www.ovarian.org

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
www.zerocancer.org

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
www.csaceliacs.org

September 16 – 22
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration
www.nraf-rehabnet.org

September 21
World Alzheimer’s Day
www.alz.co.uk/adi/wad/

September 27
National …(Read More)


How do we get Dad to participate?

Posted on 3rd June, by James. Comments Off

What do you do with Dad when sits alone, at adult day care, and sulks? How do you get Grandma to participate in the activities the nursing home provides? These scenarios often take us back to the days when our children entered kindergarten and hid in the corner, out of shyness. But there is usually something quite different going on with a senior who refuses to participate in appropriate activities …(Read More)


September 7, MedHelper hits another milestone – 70,0000 downloads in over 175 countries worldwide.

Posted on 24th May, by James. Comments Off

MAY 23, MONTREAL— Everyone likes positive feedback, but developers of MedHelper, a personal
healthcare app, are even happier with questions, concerns and even complaints. Even as MedHelper hit
the 50,000 download milestone on the Android app market this week, the developers were hoping for a
few more complaints.
As a top-performing, free mobile healthcare app, MedHelper has enjoyed feedback and comments from
many of the 50,000 people who have downloaded the app on the Google …(Read More)


“Dad, just give me the keys!”

Posted on 2nd March, by Jarro. Comments Off

Alice came in saying she’d gotten lost. My mother-in-law had gone to the grocery store – the same one she’d shopped at for thirty years. It was four blocks away. I was staying with my father-in-law, because he couldn’t be alone. A couple of hours passed and I was worried. Finally, I heard her footsteps in the hall.

She looked shaken. Confused. I asked if she was okay, and she said …(Read More)


Caregivers want web-based and mobile technologies

Posted on 19th December, by James. Comments Off

New study reveals family caregivers want web-based and mobile technologies to help them care for their loved ones.

Personal Health Records, Web-based Care Coordination Programs and Devices to Help with Medications Rated as Most Helpful by Family Caregivers

LAS VEGAS Jan. 8, 2011: A new survey reveals that the technology advances that have transformed how Americans work, play and interact have potential to alleviate the growing financial and emotional burdens on family …(Read More)