Health Awareness: October

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Today’s blog is about health awareness. Many of us are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Men and women are both susceptible to this type of cancer. So, please make sure that you get your mammograms this month and even take a friend or family member.

I wanted to take this time to make you aware of the other conditions that need awareness this month as well: (and maybe a little something you can do to help support)

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month - Gerber has chosen a child with Down syndrome as this year's Gerber baby 😊
Eye Injury Prevention Month – follow up care with your favorite eye MD
Home Eye Safety Month & Health Literacy Month – help someone learn to read their prescription bottles
Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 21-27) & Healthy Lung Month – make sure your rescue inhalers are up to date
National Physical Therapy Month – pull out that old care plan for mom and dad and start to work on daily again
National Bullying Prevention Month – report anyone who misuses social media
National Dental Hygiene Month – follow up with your favorite dentist
National Medical Librarians Month – check out your local library events
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month – learn how to prevent
Spina Bifida Awareness Month – donate to the cause
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month – donate to the cause
Domestic Violence Awareness Month – check your local shelter and provide supplies
National ADHD Awareness Month – donate to the cause
World Cerebral Palsy Day (Oct. 3) – donate to the cause

World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10) & Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 7-13) – check in on your friends and families with mental health illnesses
Depression Screening Day (Oct. 11) – ask your primary care MD
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week (Oct. 12-20) – ask your primary care MD
International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 14-20) – wash your hands
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (Oct. 15) – donate to the cause
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15) – donate to the cause
National Health Education Week (Oct. 15-19) – learn about any chronic conditions impacting your loved ones

World Food Day (Oct. 16) -  try a new kind of food (like Mediterranean)
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (Oct. 19) – learn how much milk your little ones should have
National Healthcare Quality Week (Oct. 21-27) – complete those surveys they send because if you don’t tell them, they will not know 
International Stuttering Awareness Day (Oct. 22) – help someone read this day
World Psoriasis Day (Oct. 29) – donate to the cause

Many of the conditions or topics discussed above can impact seniors. You can only make changes, improve your health, live long and well - if you are aware of what needs to be done. It is never to late to make changes. 

Now that you have read, please share your thoughts, comments, and concerns.


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Thank you for reading, the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by Danielle Harris, MSN, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP also known as A RN: Disclosed!

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