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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May Canadian Health Awareness Promotions [Wellness Links]

May Wellness Awareness Links -Were You Aware of These?

Kawartha Lakes Mums Hosts a Wellness Facebook discussion each Wednesday, where we welcome friends of Kawartha Lakes Mums to share their input on Wellness topics.
There are a myriad of Wellness topics designated for promotion each month, so how do we choose the topics? Generally it is a combination of what City of Kawartha Lakes people are sharing on our Facebook page - priority one, and topics that are trending in news and media - priority two. We especially like to have guests share their knowledge on wellness topics, to answer questions others may have.
Last week we had an informative chat about Lyme Disease, with a Connecticut Mother who had recovered from Lyme Disease.

Health Canada Wellness Calendar List

The following list of Wellness topics is from Health Canada Online's Calendar of Health-Related Days which lists health-related days, weeks and months that have been announced by recognized health organizations and are recognized throughout the health professional community. While they list days recognized in Canada or days that are recognized internationally, we were surprised Lyme Disease Awareness, Hunger Awareness Week, and Canadian Babywearing Week were not included. What other significant Wellness dates do you think should be in this May Calendar list? If  you wish to submit an awareness event that meets their criteria, please send information about the event in both English and French to general inquiries at Health Canada. The submitted information will be forwarded for final decision to Health Canada issue experts in the related field.

  • Celiac Awareness Month 
  •  Cystic Fibrosis Month 
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month 
  • Foot Health Awareness Month 
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month 
  •  Huntington's Disease Awareness Month 
  •  MedicAlert Month 
  •  Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 
  •  National Physiotherapy Month 
  •  Speech and Hearing Awareness Month 
  • National Summer Safety Week May 1 to May 7*
  •  Emergency Preparedness Week May 5 to May 11 
  •  National Hospice Palliative Care Week May 5 to May 11 
  •  North American Occupational Safety and Health Week May 5 to May 11 
  •  National Mental Health Week May 6 to May 12 
  • National Nursing Week May 6 to May 12 
  • Naturopathic Medicine Week May 6 to May 12 
  •  Aboriginal Awareness Week May 19 to May 25 
  •  Save Lives: Clean Your Hands May 5 
  •  Annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care May 5 
  •  World Asthma Day May 7 
  •  World Red Cross Day May 8* 
  •  Canada Health Day May 12* 
  •  International Nursing Day May 12* 
  •  International Day Against Homophobia May 17* 
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day May 20 
  • National Multiple Births Awareness Day May 28* 
  •  World No-Tobacco Day May 31* 
 If your May Wellness topic is not in the above list, we would like to know about it too! Please leave a comment below.

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