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Even more Health Observances for November

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

November 14 – 20, 2011 is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead
to future antibiotic-resistant infections.

More information at: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/GetSmart/ [CDC Current Features]

National Prematurity Awareness Month
More than a half million babies in the United States—that’s 1 in every 8—are born premature each year. Learn more about premature birth, risk factors, consequences, and opportunities for prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/PrematureBirth/ [CDC Current Features]

COPD Awareness Month

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)    is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 death every 4 minutes—and causes serious, long-term disability. More information at: http://ow.ly/7vHv9

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Learn more about Pancreatic Cancer: http://ow.ly/7vHM5

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