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CA Area Director's Messages

February 1, 2013
February - Early Childhood Caries

February - Early Childhood Caries

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January 1, 2013
January is National Birth Defects Prevention month
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December 1, 2012
National Immunization Vaccination Week - December 2-8, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness month as sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

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November 1, 2012
November - Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness month as sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

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October 1, 2012
October - The Patient as an Untapped Resource

There is a growing recognition of the patient as the greatest untapped resource in healthcare.  As a result, there is a national effort to tap into this resource by engaging patients in their care.

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September 1, 2012
September is National School Backpack Awareness Day

Occupational therapy practitioners and students celebrate National School Backpack Awareness Day to educate parents and students about the serious health risks of backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly.

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August 1, 2012
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

Summer has finally arrived and many of you will increase the amount of outdoor activities, summer recreation, and driving time on the roads. If you will be using a motor vehicle as transportation, be sure to wear your seatbelt and secure children in proper child safety seats.

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July 1, 2012
Water Safety!

Summer has finally arrived and many of you will increase the amount of outdoor activities, summer recreation, and driving time on the roads. If you will be using a motor vehicle as transportation, be sure to wear your seatbelt and secure children in proper child safety seats.

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June 1, 2012
Ride Safe this Summer

Summer has finally arrived and many of you will increase the amount of outdoor activities, summer recreation, and driving time on the roads. If you will be using a motor vehicle as transportation, be sure to wear your seatbelt and secure children in proper child safety seats.

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May 1, 2012
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak and can break very easily. People with advanced cases of osteoporosis can break a bone by doing something as simple as sneezing. The disease occurs in women more often than men, and it is estimated that 50% of women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis and up to 25% of men over 50 will.

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