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Rare Disease Day - February 28

Rare Disease Day is the globally-coordinated movement on rare diseases, working towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living with a rare disease. Since its creation in 2008, Rare Disease Day has played a critical part in building an international rare disease community that is multi-disease, global, and diverse– but united in purpose.

January is Love Your Liver Month

Our liver is the largest organ in our bodies, and it performs hundreds of vital functions. It works hard and can withstand a lot of punishment, but it's like an elastic band in that it can only extend so far before snapping. One out of every three of us is at risk of developing liver disease. It's a quiet killer, and many individuals are unaware they have a problem until it's too late.

World Pneumonia Day - November 12

World Pneumonia Day, marked every year on 12 November, was established by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative in 2009 to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia – a leading killer of children around the world – and to advocate for global action to protect against, help prevent and effectively treat this deadly illness.

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day - November 9

Today is National Diabetes Heart Connection Day, a day to recognize the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes affects 29 million - one in 11 - people in the US and at least double their risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular complications. Less than half of them, however, are aware that they are at a much higher risk for cardiovascular disease complications.

November is Bladder Health Month

The Urology Care Foundation and the American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Bladder Health Alliance — a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients, and veterans — are drawing on the month of November as a vital reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to encourage the public to take an active role in managing their bladder health.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year’s focus is on prediabetes and preventing diabetes.

World Psoriasis Day - October 29

World Psoriasis Day, observed on October 29, shines a light on challenges faced by those suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is a disease that results from an overactive immune system and is evidenced by rashes on the skin. While most immune systems take 30 or so days to push new cells to the skin, those with psoriasis push new cells within two to three days. On World Psoriasis Day, psoriasis associations strive to spread information about the condition and improve access to treatment.

Respiratory Care Week - October 24 - 30

Respiratory Care Week is a full week that is set aside each year in order to appreciate and acknowledge hard-working Respiratory Therapists around the world. Typically, Respiratory Care Week is celebrated in all parts of the world, but it is most notably recognized in the United States and Canada. Respiratory Therapists around the world use Respiratory Care Week as a way to celebrate their profession and dedication to high-quality patient care. 

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day occurs every October 19th. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 126 million American children are impacted by musculoskeletal conditions. Many cases are brought on by obesity developed during childhood. World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day highlights obesity, screening, and prevention. The day also looks at symptoms, treatment, and economic impact.

National Mammography Day - October 15

National Mammography Day is a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is celebrated on the third Friday of October every year. Mammograms are a hugely important aspect of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as millions of women across the globe are encouraged to attend Mammography screenings as part of the defense against developing breast cancer.