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More Health Observances for November

National Native American Heritage Month

This month we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month.  A new online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, explores health, illness, and cultural life in the lives of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/

Learn more about National Native American Heritange Month from http://ow.ly/7nRMG  [CDC Current Features]

Also see  http://ow.ly/7nRS1  for more about the observance of National Native American Heritage Month. [HHS News Release, November 7, 2011]

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy, which affects approximately 2 million persons in the United States, is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures.

More information at: http://ow.ly/7lIP2 . [CDC MMWR November 4, 2011]

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. In the U.S. alone, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.

Learn more at: http://ow.ly/7nRtj

 

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