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

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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


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 [...]

Celebrate the difference science makes in the world’s progress in November

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When: November 10 What: Debates over the application and ethics of scientific research are common, and the consequences or results of such research can lead to drastic change.  Recognize the difference science makes in world stability and progress on World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated Nov. 10. Background: Established by the United Nations [...]