Mental Health Month – What is its purpose?

May is Mental Health Month Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.   Mental Health America launched Mental Health Week, which eventually became May is Mental Health Month.  The association hopes to inform United States citizens of…

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Memorial Day – Remembering the men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives for our country

Memorial Day is Monday, May 26th Memorial Day is a US federal holiday set aside to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May,  was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate…

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May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month In honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, people all across the country will spread awareness about the disease and encourage others to support the mission to find a cure this May. Approximately 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects…

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Saturday, May 17th, is Armed Forces Day

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, falling on May 17th this year.  Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May, the day after Armed Forces Day. Because of their unique training schedules, National…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month: What is it?

Celiac Awareness Month 2014 begins on Thursday, May 1st,  and is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (and other relevant organizations). This event raises awareness about celiac disease, and highlights the work of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) which provides support for those affected. The NFCA,…

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month: Why do you need a medical ID if you are taking blood pressure medications?

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.  Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. One of three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. That’s 67 million people who have to work…

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Salute to Nurses for National Nurses Week

American Medical ID would like to take a moment to honor and thank our nation’s nurses for their tireless dedication, hard work, and the wonderful care they provide to the communities they serve, not just for National Nurses Week, but all year round.  Health care is constantly changing and evolving.…

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Be Better Prepared this National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others…

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True Stories of Autism: Real Stories About Real People

The following inspirational and heartwarming story is from a reader story posted on The Autism Site* (the Autism Site is one of many helpful resources on the internet for those whose lives have been touched by autism).  The story is being re-posted here because of the message it sends, that having…

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