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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

Monday, August 14, 2006

Medic Alert Month

Medic Alert MonthMedic Alert MonthThe MedicAlert Foundation is a non-profit healthcare informatics organization dedicated to providing services worldwide to our members that protect and save lives.

Read more about the... MedicAlert Foundation

Monday, July 31, 2006

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

August 1st

National Minority Donor Awareness DayNational Minority Donor Awareness DayThe mission of the National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program, (MOTTEP®) is to decrease the number and rate of ethnic minority Americans needing organ and tissue transplants.

Read more about the... National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program

National Night Out: America's Night Out Against Crime

August 1st

National Association of Town WatchNational Association of Town WatchThe National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of organized, law enforcement-affiliated crime and drug prevention programs. Members include: Neighborhood, Crime, Community, Town and Block Watch Groups; law enforcement agencies; state and regional crime prevention associations; and a variety of businesses, civic groups and concerned individuals working to make their communities safer places in which to live and work.

Read more about the... National Association of Town Watch