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CA Area Director's Messages

February 1, 2010
February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is designated as National Children's Dental Health Month. The most pressing dental health issue facing our children is dental decay.

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January 1, 2010
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is in the back of the eye, and carries information from the eye to the brain. If it is damaged, you can lose your vision. 

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December 1, 2009
World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009

December 1, 2009 is World AIDS day, marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention.

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November 1, 2009
Managing Diabetes: It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It

December 1, 2009 is World AIDS day, marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention.

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October 1, 2009
Improving Health Care with Technology

As the national debate on health care reform moves forward, there is almost universal agreement on one aspect: technology will be central to improving health care. 

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September 1, 2009
September 6-12: National Suicide Prevention Week

The goal of Suicide Prevention Week is to promote awareness and advocacy about suicide prevention. Suicide is a major concern across the United States, and a problem of tragic proportions in Indian communities. 

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August 1, 2009
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). 

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July 1, 2009
Group B Strep Awareness Month (International)

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Strep (GBS) is one of the most common causes of life-threatening infections in newborns. 

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June 1, 2009
National Cancer Survivors Day, June 7th

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries.

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May 1, 2009
Be Active Your Way In May!

The month of May celebrates physical fitness and sports, high blood pressure education, women's health, employee health, and better sleep. All these share physical activity as a supporting factor. 

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