At Prescription PR, we are aware of how important it is to acknowledge the National February Observances so that we can help inform as many people as possible. For the month of February, we’ve listed the various health issues people suffer from regularly that will be acknowledged throughout February this year.
The month of February is dedicated to informing people across the world about heart disease. In just the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. By acknowledging heart disease as a National February observance we can help spread awareness to those suffering from the disease as well as their friends and family. Throughout the month of February educate yourself on ways to prevent heart disease!
Another one of the national February observances includes children’s dental health. This campaign has been set up to help educate children and their parents on the importance of oral hygiene. We’ve dedicated an entire month to this due to the fact that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases children suffer from. Throughout the month of February, you can educate yourself and your children by good oral hygiene strategies.
Eye diseases, as well as vision loss, have become one of the top health concerns across the country. This is why the month of February is dedicated to low vision awareness. There are more than 40 million people affected by some form of eye disease across the U.S. Throughout all of the national February observances, pay close attention to vision rehabilitation opportunities in your community. If you’re suffering from vision loss, you’ll learn more about how to maximize the remaining vision you have left as well as maintain your eye health.
From the 13th to the 19th of February we help to spread awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This national February observance is a genetic disorder that causes muscle degeneration and weakness. The main cause of DMD is due to a lack of dystrophin in the body. Dystrophin is a protein that protects your muscle cells. Throughout the week it’s important to talk about the symptoms and causes of DMD so more people become aware of the disorder. By spreading DMD awareness we can help research efforts for those suffering from this genetic disorder.
From February 23rd to March 1st we acknowledge the 30 million Americans suffering from eating disorders. During this national February observance, we can help inform communities across the country about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders. By educating people about eating disorders we can help break the stigma surrounding this serious mental and physical illness. While national eating disorder awareness is acknowledged for one week, it’s something we need to focus on all year round.
Across the U.S February 14th is normally known as Valentines day. This usually involves telling those around you how much you love them. What better way to spread the love though, then becoming an organ donor? February 14th has been considered National Donor day since 1998. It’s important to educate people on how many lives organ donors can save once they sign up. This national February observance is a one that should be talked about all year long. There’s no better feeling than helping others, so why not sign up to be an organ donor?
By educating others, we can help those suffering from these health conditions diagnose themselves sooner rather than later. That’s why Prescription PR finds it extremely necessary to discuss the national February observances.