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November Observances

Download these graphics highlighting November’s national health observances and topics of interest to the MHS enterprise to use on your social media platforms throughout the month. 


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month   

Suggested social media message: According to the National Cancer Institute, certain lifestyle habits may increase your risk for developing #PancreaticCancer, including a poor diet and smoking. Learn more about the risks and treatment options available from NCI:

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month   

Suggested social media message: You can lower your risk for developing type 2 #diabetes by eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. The Air Force Center for Excellence in Medical Multimedia has resources that can help #PreventDiabetes:  #AmericanDiabetesMonth

COPD Awareness Month

COPD Awareness Month   

Suggested social media message: Are you often short of breath or breathing hard after running errands, doing chores, or on duty? You might be suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Learn more about #COPD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment from the CDC: 

National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

National Alzheimer's Awareness Month  

Suggested social media message: DYK? #Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If your or someone you know has experienced memory loss, it may be a warning sign of the disease. Visit the CDC to learn more about the warning signs and symptoms:  #AlzheimersAwareness

National Healthy Skin Month 

National Healthy Skin Month   

Suggested social media message: Service members can spend a lot of time outdoors exposed to the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Protect your skin every day by using sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. If you're exercising outside, make sure to wear loose fitting clothing and drink water to stay hydrated. #HealthySkin

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month   

Suggested social media message: According to the NIH, #StomachCancer mostly affects older people. And your risk of getting cancer increases if you're a man, smoke cigarettes, and eat salted, smoked, or pickled foods. Learn more:

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month  

Suggested social media message: We recognize and honor the contributions and service of Native Americans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Nurse Practitioner Week (November 12-18)

Nurse Practitioner's Month

Suggested social media message: We thank the tremendous work of nurse practitioners throughout the #MHS for supporting our service members and ensuring a medically ready force. #NursePractitionersWeek

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week (November 20-26)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week  

Suggested social media message: Service members experiencing gastroesophageal reflux or #AcidReflux should talk to their providers. The condition could worsen and develop into gastroesophageal reflux disease. Learn more about symptoms and treatment: 

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 17-23) 

Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week

Suggested social media message: Taking #antibiotics only when needed is one thing you can do to help fight #antibioticresistance. Visit the CDC to learn more: #BeAntibioticsAware #USAAW22

National Stress Awareness Day (November 2)

National Stress Awareness Day  

Suggested social media message: Are you feeling stressed out because of work, family, or financial hardships? There are healthy ways to manage your stress, from breathing exercises to talking to a mental health professional. Learn more: #NationalStressAwarenessDay

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day (November 6)

National Diabetes Heart Connections Day 

Suggested social media message: DYK? People with diabetes are also more likely to have heart failure. Visit the CDC to learn tips on how to take care of your heart and manage diabetes: #AmericanDiabetesMonth

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday (November 10)

US Marine Corps Birthday

Suggested social media message: Happy 247th Birthday Marine Corps. We recognize and honor your commitment and service to our country. #Marines #USMC

Veterans Day (November 11)

Veterans Day 

Suggested social media message: Thank you to all current and former members of the Armed Services for your courage and sacrifice to our great nation. #VeteransDay

The Great American Smokeout (November 17)

Great American Smoke Out 

Suggested social media message: DYK? Cigarette smoking is more common among service members who have been deployed overseas. Make it your mission to quit smoking today. 
Learn more about tobacco cessation services and what's covered by TRICARE: #GreatAmericanSmokeout

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (November 19)

Survivors of Suicide Loss

Suggested social media message: Coping with loss of a loved one from a suicide can be very painful. Your feelings of grief are unique to you. If you or someone you know is a survivor of suicide loss, there are resources that can help.

Thanksgiving (November 24)

Happy Thanksgiving   

Suggested social media message: As we gather for the holiday dinner, let's remember and give thanks for the sacrifices that our service members and military families make to ensure our freedom around the world. Happy #Thanksgiving!

National Family Health History Day (November 24)

National Family Health History Day  

Suggested social media message: Do you know your complete family #HealthHistory? If you don’t, why not collect that information during the next holiday gathering?
Take the information to your doctor so they can provide you and your family better care. Learn more: 

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Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Nurse Raises Awareness About Men’s Health, Grows Mustache

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U.S. Army Maj. Cody McDonald

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital encourages soldiers and civilians at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana to grow a mustache this November to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, mental health, and suicide prevention for men.

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