Keep food safe in December

Dangerous food

When: December What: After a long trip to the grocery store, unpacking food can be a huge annoyance. So a person shoves all of the fruits in the drawer and tosses the eggs on the shelf. And then they might put the pack of raw chicken next to the eggs and produce, thinking they’ll get [...]

Celebrating a great American novelist in November

When in doubt, tell the truth

When:  November 30 What: Mark Twain, tagged as one of the great American novelists of his day, is among many greats in classic literature. Celebrate his birthday on Nov. 30, and encourage children to begin reading at an early age and to take an interest in classic novels. Background: Born Samuel Clemens in 1835, Twain [...]

Focus on keeping your children safe in November

Kids on scooters 2

When: November 9 What: A major part of a parent’s job is to keep her child safe from harm. However, accidents occur in the most unlikely of places. Each year, children are hurt or killed by accidents, some through vehicle collisions, others by drowning or suffocation. Promote the importance of being vigilant on the anniversary [...]

Know your family health history in November

family

When: The last Thursday of November What: When a person first goes to a new doctor, they are usually asked to disclose a detailed health profile. Do they smoke? Drink? Exercise? What about their family history? And so often, people may scratch their heads, unsure of their family medical history past their parents. On National [...]

Grow your awareness of lung cancer in November

Male Anatomy of Human Respiratory System

When: November What: Any cancer is scary, but lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the second most common cancer in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer rates have decreased over the years due to fewer people smoking [...]