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9/15-10/15/18   National Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 2018          Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct. 2018         Health Awareness

Health Awareness, Oct. 2018

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Health Awareness, October 2018

Awareness months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions — along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups — to rally around a common cause and lend support. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times.“

We often hear about some of the more well known, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or HIV/Aids Awareness.  Consider looking at the list at Healthline and read a little about a topic you are less familiar with.  Take this time for self-reflection.  Is there something you could be working on to improve your health?  Small improvements can offer great impact.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 2018

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 2018

"The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles."  World Health Organization

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Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018

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Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018

"During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture."

"Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12."

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