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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Usama Talib, BSc, MD [2]

Health Calendar

Important Health Days
Date January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • American Heart Month
  • Reproductive Health Awareness Month
  • Environmental Health Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • AMD*/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • Health Awareness Month
  • IBS* Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Int. Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • BMSC Donation & Leukemia Awareness Month (August 15-OCtober 15)
  • Organ Donor Month
  • Women's Health Month
  • Children's Health Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Int. AIDS Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month (Dec 1 to January 31)
1.
  • Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week (1-6)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (1-7)
  • National Asthma Awareness Week (Australia 1-7)
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3.
  • Sleep Awarness Week (Australia 3-9)
4.
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (4-10)
  • Women's Health Week (Australia 4-8)
5.
6.
  • Burns Awareness Week (6-12)
  • Polio Awareness Week
  • Dental Health Week (Australia 6-12)
  • National Health and Physical education Day (Australia)
  • National Malaria Day (South Africa)
7.
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (7-14)
  • World Health Day
8.
9.
10.
  • STI's Week (10-16 for 2017)
  • World Mental Health Day
  • World NET* Cancer Day
11.
12.
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (12-18)
13.
  • CdLS* Day
14.
  • National Alcohol and other Drug-related Birth Defect Week (14-20)
15.
16.
  • Hae* Day
17.
18.
  • World AIDS Vaccine Day
19.
20.
  • World Head Injury Awareness Day
  • GERD* Awareness Week (20-26)
21.
22.
  • Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day
  • ADA 78th Scientific Sessions - American Diabetes Association

(22-26 June 2018)

"Dr. Gibson has asked to remind him before the Session"

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24.
25.
26.
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day
27.
  • National HIV Testing Day
  • National Women's Health Day
28.
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day (every 4th Tuesday in March)
  • World Stroke Week (10-28 to 11-03)
29.
30. World Leprosy Eradication Day
31.

Abbreviations:

*ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

*AMD: Age related macular degeneration

*AIDS: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

*CdLS: Cornelia de Lange syndrome

*GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease

*Hae: Heriditary angioedema

*Int: International

*IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome

*ITP: Immune thrombocytopenia

*ME/CSF: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome

*MS: Multiple sclerosis

*MDS: Myelodysplastic syndrome

*NET: Neuroendocrine tumor

*SIDS: Sudden infant death syndrome

*STI: Sexually transmitted infections

*TB: Tuberculosis


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