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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Awareness Month: May



Educating ourselves for Healthy Lives.

Please follow the links to learn additional information.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Richard J. Codey, Acting Governor of New Jersey, issued a State Proclamation declaring May, 2007 as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Awareness Month.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious and often disabling illness that attacks multiple body systems causing cognitive and neurological problems, swollen lymph nodes, fever, sore throat, muscle and joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disorders, incapacitating fatigue, post-exertional malaise, dizziness, and many others

Cancer:
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Cancer Society Relay For Life® Signature Weekend (May 19-20)
Women's Health/Cancer Awareness (Mother's Day - May 13)

National Woman's Health Week (May 13-19)
The National Women's Health Information Center

World No Tobacco Day -- (May 31)

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Older American’s Mental Health Week: (May 21-27)
It aims to raise awareness that mental illnesses among older adults are real, common and treatable, and not a normal part of aging; it also sends the message that older adults can continue to grow and enjoy life.

National Schizophrenia Awareness Day: (May 24)

National Senior Health and Fitness Day: (May 30)

Breast Cancer Awareness:

Education, Tools, Newsletters, Forums, News & Events
Clevelend Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: (May 19)

PROCLAIMED BATTERED WOMEN'S AWARENESS: (May 13-20)

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention:
Take action to protect your bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

National Stroke Awareness Month:
Know the signs and symptoms of a stroke, asking their doctors about stroke prevention and adopting healthy lifestyle habits

National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month:
The U.S. Senate has designated May 2007 as National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are more than 80 known autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, scleroderma, polymyositis, vasculitis, lupus, Sjögren's disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Autoimmunity is the underlying cause of these diseases. It is the process whereby the immune system mistakenly recognizes the body's own proteins as foreign invaders and begins producing antibodies that attack healthy cells and tissues, causing a variety of diseases

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