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February Observances

February features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. Download and share any of the graphics and approved social media content shared below.

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Jan 3, 2024

Patient Appreciation Month

Patient Appreciation Month

Caring for service members and their families is an honor we don’t take lightly. Thank you for putting your trust in us to provide you with health care. #PatientAppreciationMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Learn more about your risks and where to get care: health.mil/HeartHealth #HeartHealthMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Presidents Day

Presidents Day

#DidYouKnow former military doctors often serve U.S. Presidents? Retired @USArmy Colonel Dr. Kevin O’Connor currently serves as physician to @POTUS. More about our history supporting U.S. Presidents and our nation's military: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/Military-Medical-History/Historical-Timelines/History-of-the-DHA #PresidentsDay

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Jan 3, 2024

National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day! Show your support for women’s heart disease awareness by wearing red and learning how to protest your heart health here: https://health.mil/HeartHealth #WearRed #HeartHealthMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot aims to cut cancer death rates by at least 50% no later than 2047. Learn how the @MilitaryHealth System is doing their part. Check out this story of a Marine sharing his experience being diagnosed with B-cell leukemia while deployed: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/842418/cancer-moonshot-initiative-marine-with ...

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Jan 3, 2024

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This #EatingDisorderAwarenessWeek, remember there is no need to struggle alone. The road to recovery is long and challenging, but help is available. For more about the signs of an eating disorder and how to stop unhealthy habits before they start, visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders

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Jan 3, 2024

Eating Disorder Month

Eating Disorder Month

Eating disorders affect people of all backgrounds, so they can often be hard to recognize. Educating yourself on the symptoms is the best way to get people the care and treatment they need. Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment options from the @NIH: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders #EatingDisorderAwarenessMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Great American Spit Out

Great American Spit Out

Heads up: Smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, cause cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and pancreas! Join thousands of others in the #GreatAmericanSpitOut and QUIT TODAY. http://health.mil/TobaccoFree

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Jan 3, 2024

National Caregivers Day

National Caregiver Day

This #NationalCaregiversDay, we recognize the selflessness and generosity shown by all caregivers — especially those in the military community. Thank you for ensuring the comfort and dignity of those who need your help. Find caregiver resources through our @WarriorCare team: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Caregiver-Resources/

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Jan 3, 2024

National Toothache Day

National Toothache Day

Toothaches are a painful, yet salient reminder to visit your dentist. Take this as your sign to call your dentist before that happens and schedule an appointment today. For more about dental care available through the MHS and @TRICARE, visit: www.health.mil/dental #NationalToothacheDay

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Jan 3, 2024

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Did you know that more than 17 million Americans have macular degeneration? February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, so ask your eye care provider how you can reduce your risk of macular degeneration and other forms of blindness.

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Jan 3, 2024

Black History Month

Black History Month

This month, we celebrate and honor the significant accomplishments of Black Americans across the @DeptofDefense. Look back at just a few of the many trailblazers who have made great strides in medicine and contributions to @MilitaryHealth. www.health.mil/Black-History-Month

Last Updated: February 05, 2024
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