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Please take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available in your area and make your plans to stay healthy!
In the month of November:
Free HIV Testing in Greene, Clinton, Fayette and Warren Counties. Call the Greene County Combined Health District at 1-866-858-3588 for more information or visit http://www.gcph.info/public-health-programs/health_education_programs/hiv_aids.
*Testing is always free regardless of county, state or national residence
American Diabetes Month
This year's theme for American Diabetes Month is "Everyday Reality." For those who've been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily—from what they'll eat, wear, do and how they'll take care of themselves. Yet the 24/7 burden of diabetes management is often misunderstood. This campaign is intended to demonstrate the everyday reality of diabetes from the point of view of people living with diabetes or caring for someone with diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month/
Bladder Health Month
While many of us are not always thinking about our bladder health, this month serves as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to take an active role in taking care of our health. Two common health problems affecting the bladder are urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB). https://www.urologyhealth.org/careblog/november-is-bladder-health-month
COPD Awareness Month
While an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from COPD, several additional millions likely have COPD and don’t even know it. But, with early diagnosis and treatment, people with COPD can improve their quality of life and begin to breathe a little easier. https://www.copdfoundation.org/
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Unlike many other diseases, with lung cancer, there is a shocking lack of knowledge among both patients and physicians about effective risk reduction and treatment options. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is leading a joint effort among a consortium of non-profit lung cancer patient advocacy organizations and individuals. This effort is designed to produce a coordinated, harmonized public awareness campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) https://www.iaslc.org/lca
National Family Caregivers Month
The annual observance is a time to honor family caregivers across the country. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” recognizing the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage them day and night. https://www.npaonline.org/november-national-family-caregivers-month
National Healthy Skin Month
Observed in November and sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, is a public health and awareness campaign that aims to raise awareness about the importance of having healthy skin. It is also a time to educate the public about common skin problems that affect people and how they can be prevented. One way skin cancer can be prevented is through the proper use of sunscreen. https://www.personalizedcause.com/health-awareness-cause-calendar/national-healthy-skin-month.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. PACE and other programs across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. This year's theme is "It’s About How You Live."
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
November, a month known for the pleasure of eating, is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment and family at this time of year, and that can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, and for those living without a stomach. Encourage people and interested groups and organizations to observe and support Stomach Cancer Awareness Month through appropriate programs and activities to promote public awareness of, and potential treatments for, stomach cancer. https://www.nostomachforcancer.org/get-involved/stomach-cancer-awareness-month