February Health Calendar Highlights

Posted 02/05/2013 | By HealthCorps

Children’s Dental Health Month (National) The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health

ADA | 800.621.8099 | ncdhm@ada.org | www.ada.org/ncdhm

February 1-28 Heart Month (American) During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and its latest Hispanic movement, Go Red Por Tu Corazón, work to save women’s lives and beat heart disease, the number-one killer of women. Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women—that’s almost one per minute. Show support for the women in your life on National Wear Red Day, February 1, by wearing red, and join the thousands of women who are choosing to reduce their personal risk for heart disease.

American Heart Association | 888.MY.HEART (888.694.3278) |

www.goredcorazon.org

February 1 Wear Red Day (National) Go Red in your own fashion! Whether it’s a red dress, a red t-shirt, a red dress pin, or red lipstick, show the world you passionately support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association’s initiative to save women’s lives.  American Heart Association | 888.MY.HEART (888.694.3278) | www.goredcorazon.org

February 3-9 Burn Awareness Week Always the first full week of February, this week was established to increase awareness about burn treatment, research, and prevention. During Burn Awareness Week, Shriners Hospitals for Children kicks off a yearlong campaign focused primarily on the prevention of burn injuries among children. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, kids up to age 18 with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate receive all care and services regardless of their ability to pay.

shrinepr@shrinenet.org | www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

February 24-March 2 Eating Disorders Awareness Week (National) The aim of National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDAwareness) Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment.

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

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