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June 2015 | July 2015 | August 2015 |
September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 |
December 2015 | January 2016 | February 2016 |
March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016

June 2015

June is Cataract Awareness Month.

World Sickle Cell Day
Friday, June 19

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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)
Saturday, June 27

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July 2015

World Hepatitis Day
Tuesday, July 28

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August 2015

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, National Immunization Awareness Month and National Breastfeeding Month.

September 2015
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month

World Heart Day
Tuesday, September 29

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October 2015
  • UK Black History Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month

Child Health Day
Thursday, October 1

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International Stuttering Awareness Day
Thursday, October 22

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World Psoriasis Day
Thursday, October 29

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November 2015
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

World Diabetes Day (WDD)
Saturday, November 14

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Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 19

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International Survivors of Suicide Day
Saturday, November 21

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December 2015

World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1

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January 2016
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Mental Wellness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
February 2016
  • American Black History Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National American Heart Month

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday, February 7

February 7, 2016 marks the 16th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement, and treatment.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been and will always be a grass roots effort, that is shaped around the needs of those communities that work hard each and every year to make it a success. Each and every year, almost 20,000 Blacks in the United States test positive for HIV, that is an alarming amount if you multiply it times the last 10 years alone - that's 100,000 Blacks who are now living with HIV or may have died from AIDS related complications. It's time for us to do something different that inspires young and old, gay and straight, religious and non-religious, etc. to get on board with realizing the value and worth of Black life and acting accordingly.

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National Donor Day
Sunday, February 14

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March 2016
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • American National Nutrition Month

World Kidney Day
Saturday, March 12

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World Tuberculosis Day
Thursday, March 24

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American Diabetes Alert Day
Thursday, March 24

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April 2016
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

World Health Day
Thursday, April 7

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World Meningitis Day
Sunday, April 24

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May 2016
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Hepatitis Testing Day
Thursday, May 19

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World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
Friday, May 20

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In this video Hannah, who is featured in the summer 2015 issue of Real Health, talks about her diagnosis with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania.


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