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  • December 31, 2022 - Busy day! #NoInterruptionsDay #MakeUpYourMindDay UniversalHourOfPeace

    No Interruptions Day

    Make up your mind day

    Each year, Make Up Your Mind Day on December 31st encourages us to quit wavering, to take a side, and follow through with a decision and stick to it. As New Year's resolutions go, this may be the day to decide which ones to declare. The day may be used to determine other decisions as well.

    Universal Hour of Peace

    From 11:30 p.m. on December 31st to 12:30 a.m. on January 1st each year, Universal Hour of Peace hopes to take a step toward a war-free world.

  • December 31, 2022 - RIP - We lost a lot of people in 2022

    Vol. 1

    Vol. 2

    Vol. 3

    Vol. 4


    Vol 6

    Celebrities who died in 2021

    Celebrity Deaths in 2021: Stars We’ve Lost

    Celebrity deaths 2021: All the actors, singers and more we lost this year

    Gone But Not Forgotten - 2021 Deaths

  • December 31, 2022 - When COVID-19 started for the U.S., My Journal Brief, & 2020 in 7 seconds

    March 2020

  • December 31, 2022 - Google - Year in Search 2021

    Google Trop Trending Searches
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    Google’s Top Trending Searches of 2021, and Other Year-in-Review Lists 12/2021

  • December 30, 2022 - Google's Top Ten Searches of 2020;

    2020 Google Searches
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    Google Search Trends
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    Pandemic Driven Changes
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    Source: Google Reveals the Most Popular Search Terms for 2020

  • 2021 - The Year in Pictures

    2020 - The Year in Pictures

    2019 - The Year in Pictures

  • December 29, 2022 - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas x2; 2011 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve in Sarajevo and Wizards in Winter;Jingle Bells Techno - Synchronized Christmas Light Show to Music

    Generational Christmas Music
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  • December 28, 2022 - Shake up Christmas (Train); Last Christmas (Wham);

    The Best Holiday Videos Ever!

  • December 27, 2022 - Every December 27th is No Interruptions Day

    No Interruptions day

    Put up a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door and ban all interruptions

  • December 27, 2022 - Andrea Bocelli - Angels We Have Heard On High; We Three Kings (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys; O come, O come, Emmanuel - (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys; Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky - GlassDuo LIVE (glass harp); Do You Hear What I Hear? (Home Free) (Christmas A Cappella); Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) - Alex Boye' ft. Genesis Choir; My Favourite Time of the Year; The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum 2013; Make It Work Again (Jingle Jangle; Little Drummer Boy

  • December 26, 2022 - #ThankYouNoteDay Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus; Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!; Little Drummer Boy - Snare Drumline Encore Performance; Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo - O Holy Night / Cantique De Noel (Christmas-Vienna 1999);

    Thank you Note Date
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  • December 26, 2022 - The First Noel (Bing Crosby); Mistletoe (Justin Bieber); All I Want For Christmas is You (Mariah Carey); Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Andy Williams)

  • December 25, 2022 - Oh Holy Night; The Digital Story of the Nativity; Social Network Christmas; Band AID 2014 & 1984; Thank God It's Christmas (Queen); Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Pentatonix); World's Largest Virtual #Hallelujah Chorus; Boney M, Mary's Boy Child

    Band Aid 30

    Band Aid 1984

  • December 24, 2021 - Metal Christmas Songs 2021/2022 - Epic Heavy Metal Rock Instrumetal; Queen with David Bowie - Under Pressure (Christmas version) (RIP, David Bowie, 1947 - 2016); Snoopy's Christmas vs. Red Baron (The Royal Guardsmen); Christmas Canon (TSO)

  • December 24, 2022 - "Caught in the act" a rare phenomenon on satellite imagery "caught" on December 24, 2021 Thanks, @weatherdak!

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  • December 23, 2022 - Holdman Christmas Lights 2010 - Complete Show;"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on the Glass Armonica; Carol of the Bells - (Pentatonix); Little Drummer Boy (Pentatonix)

  • December 22, 2022 - Best of Star Wars Music Christmas Lights Show 2014 - Featured on Great Christmas Light Fight!; Star Wars (Uptown Funk) - Christmas Lights; 6 BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS EVER!!!;

    Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie 12/2021

  • December 21, 2022 - Solstice 2021 will be at 4:48 P.M. EST. on Wednesday, December 21 EST

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    Breathing Earth
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    Sunlight on Earth, on the day of the winter solstice. The north polar region of Earth is in 24-hour darkness, while the south polar region is in 24-hour daylight. Gif via Wikimedia Commons
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    Earth has seasons because our world is tilted on its axis with respect to our orbit around the sun. Image via NASA
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    Image via US Naval Observatory. Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the December 2017 solstice (2017 December 21 at 16:28 UTC). Note that the north polar region of Earth has 24 hours of night, while the south polar region basks in 24 hours of daylight.
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    For more information, see Solstices & Equinoxes for Boston (Surrounding 10 Years)

  • December 20, 2022 - TSO Live; 2016 Johnson Family Dubstep EDM Christmas Light Show; The Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping


  • December 19, 2022 - Christmas Lights (Coldplay)

    The 50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time @Thrillist

  • December 18, 2022 - Disaster Preparedness Timeline

    Disaster preparedness Timeline
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  • December 17, 2022 - America's Smartphone Addiction

    Smartphone detox
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  • December 16, 2022 - Media Bias Chart

    Media Bias Chart
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  • December 15, 2022- Cat Herders Day

    Cat Herders Day
  • December 15, 2022- Understanding Why Middle and High School Students Use E-cigarettes

    Why teens use ecigs
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  • December 14, 2022 - Diet-Induced Obesity

    Obesity Triangle
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    For more information, see Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

  • December 13, 2022 - Brain Activity During Decision-making

    Brain Activity During Decision making
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  • December 12, 2022 - AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention

    Cancer Prevention
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  • December 11, 2022 - Little Confidence Records will remain private or secure

    Little confidence records will remain private and secure
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    Americans' Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 10, 2022 - Expectations about how long records are stored

    Expect Limits on How Records are stored
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    Americans Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 9, 2022 - Privacy in Everyday Life

    Privacy in Everyday Life
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    Americans' Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 8, 2022 - Addictive Pleasure Vs. True Happiness

    Addiction and Happiness
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    This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

  • December 7, 2022 - Misspelled Words, by State

    Misspelled words by state
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    Pearl Harbor
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  • December 6, 2022 - The Most Significant Historic Event of Our Lifetime

    9/11 tops
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  • December 5, 2022 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
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  • December 4, 2022 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Generation

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
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  • December 3, 2022 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Gender

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by gender
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  • December 2, 2022 - US Population, 2021

    US Population 2021
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  • December 1, 2022 - December 1 - 7 is National Handwashing Awareness Week

    National Handwashing Awareness Week
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  • December 1, 2022 - December 1st is World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day
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    World Aids Day
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    HIV inequities
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    UN AIDS stats
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    For more information, see World AIDS Day

  • November 30, 2022 - November 30th is Remembrance Day for Lost Species

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    For more information, see Remembrance Day for Lost Species

  • November 30, 2022 Reasons for Using Social Networks, by Generation
    Reasons to use social media
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  • November 30, 2022 - November 30th is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

    National Meth Awareness Day
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  • November 30, 2022 - November 30th is Computer Security Day

    Computer Security Day
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    • Enable Windows Update.
    • Install and keep running antivirus software.
    • Turn on Windows Firewall.
    • Keep all software updated.
    • Always use strong passwords.
    • Don't share passwords and don't write them down.
    • A password is required to access my computer.
    • Remove unused programs.
    • Secure your wireless network.
    • Back up critical data.
    • Use caution when browsing the Internet.
    • I log off the computer when I'm not using it.
    • My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
    • Periodically remove temporary Internet files.
  • November 29, 2022 - Life Expectancy

    Life expectancy
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    For more info, see Thinking Forward: Grow Your Retirement Savings

  • November 28, 2022 - Cyber Monday 2022

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    2017 Map of Cybercrime Victims on Cyber Monday

    Cybercrime Cybermap
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    For more information, see Cyberattacks most likely to happen in these 10 states on Cyber Monday 11/2017

  • November 28, 2022 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Race & Ethnicity

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    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by race
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  • November 27, 2022 - 2020 Diabetes Report Card

    2020 Diabetes Report Card

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 26, 2022 - November 26th is Anti-Obesity Day

    World Anti-Obesity Day
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  • November 25, 2022 - November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

    Orange the world
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    Orange the world
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  • For more information, see How will YOU Orange the World?

  • November 25, 2022 - Black Friday

    Black Friday
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    Black Friday
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  • November 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day

    Family Health History Day
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    You can create your family health portrait record, for free, at: My Family Health Portrait Site

    For step-by-step instructions, see Family Health Portrait The more you know about your family's health history, the better you can take care of yourself and your kids!

  • November 24, 2022 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Gozzi Turkeys 2018
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/14/18)

    Gozzi Turkeys 2012
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/16/12)

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    60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

  • November 23, 2022 - November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM)

    Native American Heritage Month
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    For more information, see National Native American Heritage Month - November and November is National American Indian Heritage Month Library of Congress

  • November 22, 2022 - November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

    Premature Births
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    For more information, see National Prematurity Awareness Month

  • November 21, 2022 - Public Health Thank You Day #PHTYD22

    2022 Public Health Thank You Day
    Graphic: American Public Health Association

    Gratitude is always a good thing because it helps us to keep Life in perspective. We take so many things for granted that we don't appreciate what we have until we don't have it anymore.

    I like Research!America's annual "Public Health Thank You Day" because it puts what is my greatest love, Public Health, on the forefront, even if it's just for one day a year.

    A re-posting of my 2009 blog entry: Here are some of things we can be thankful for, with many thanks to all the Public Health Professionals, at all levels of practice, who have dedicated their careers to protecting the Public's Health in a variety of ways...

    • Waking up this morning from clean bedding that is not contaminated by pathogens;
    • Using a bathroom so human waste is disposed of properly;
    • Being able to drink water from the faucet without getting some disease;
    • Being able to eat breakfast without getting some disease;
    • Dropping off your kids in schools knowing they won't get sick because everyone got their immunizations;
    • Driving to work and not being exposed to harmful emissions from motor vehicles;
    • Going to work and spending the day in an environment that won't make you sick;
    • Going to lunch and eating in a restaurant that's been inspected;
    • Going for a walk and not being exposed to second-hand smoke or rotting garbage;
    • Getting a haircut and knowing those cutting your hair have been licensed;
    • Going to see health care professionals and knowing they are competent because they are licensed to practice;
    • Going to any health care facility and knowing they are licensed;
    • Going to bed and feeling safe because disaster preparedness exists at every level of government.

    Thank you Public Health
  • November 21, 2022 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
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    For more information, see COPD

  • November 20, 2022 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (3rd Sunday in November)

    World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
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    For more information, see World Day of Remembrance

  • November 20, 2022 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
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    For more information, see Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • November 19, 2022 - November 19th is World Toilet Day

    World Toilet Day
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    For more information, see WHO - World Toilet Day

  • November 19, 2022 - November 19th is International Men's Day

    International Men's Day
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    For more information, see International Men's Day Sparks Conversation About Mental Health

  • November 19, 2022 - November 19th is World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

    Child Abuse Prevention
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    For more information, see Child Abuse Prevention

  • November 18, 2022 - U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (Get Smart Week) November 18 - 24, 2022 #USAAW

    Be Antibiotics Aware
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    Get Smart Week
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    USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

  • November 17, 2022 - Great American Smokeout (Thursday before Thanksgiving)

    2017 Great American Smokeout
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    For more information, see Smoking Cessation

  • November 16, 2022 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
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    Lung Cancer Causes
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    Lung cancer symptoms
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    Lung cancer facts
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    For more information see Lung Cancer Awareness

  • November 15, 2022 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer
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  • November 14, 2022 - November 14th is World Diabetes Day

    World Diabetes Day

    Global Diabetes Day
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    Diabetes complications
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    Diabetes Hospitalizations
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    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 13, 2022 - U.S. Diabetes - Demographics

    Diabetes demographics
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    Diabetes Trends
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    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 12, 2022 - World Pneumonia Day November 12, 2022

    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
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    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
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  • November 11, 2022 - Veterans Day, 2022

    Veterans Day
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    Veteran's Days
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    Veterans Day - thanks
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  • November 10, 2022 - U.S. Diagnosed Diabetes Prevalence, 2017-2018

    Diagnosed Diabetes
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    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 9, 2022 - Global Diabetes Prevalence, 2015 & 2040

    Global Diabetes
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  • November 8, 2022 - It's Election Day!

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    Susan B. Anthony
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  • November 7, 2022 - Drowsy Driving Statistics

    Drowsing driving stats
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    Drowsy Driving is like drunk driving
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    Drowsy Driving stats
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  • November 6, 2022 - Drowsy Driving Prevention Week November 6 - 13, 2022

    Drowsy Driving
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    For more information, see Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

  • November 6, 2022 - Daylight Savings Time Ends, Fall Back Today

    2020 DST ends
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    Back to Standard time

    Daylight Savings Time Ends
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    Fall back
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    Fall back moving hands
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  • November 5, 2022- Prevalence Estimates of World Diabetes, 2025 and U.S. Pre-diabetes

    Diabetes, 2025
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    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 4, 2022 - November is National Diabetes Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month
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    2015 Diabetes Statistics
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    For more information, see Diabetes Resources on the Internet

  • November 3, 2022 - November 3rd is One Health Day

    One Health Day
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    One health day
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    November 3, 2022, marks the 10th annual One Health Day, a global campaign to bring attention to the need for a One Health approach to public health. One Health recognizes the connection between human health, animal health, and our environment. (

    For more information, see One Health Day

  • November 2, 2022 - Physical Activity Recommendations

    ACC/AHA Summary of the Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans* Aerobic exercise

    ACC AHA Physical Activity Guidelines
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  • November 1, 2022 - Cardiovascular Primary Prevention Guidelines

    Primary Prevention Guidelines
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    2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines 9/2019

  • October 31, 2022 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 31, 2022 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 31, 2022 - Happy Halloween!

    Ashburn Pumpkin

    Ghost of Cassiopeia

    Route 1

    Saw Mill Rd

    NASA Jack-o-Lantern Sun 2014
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    Cat inside a pumpkin
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    Halloween Cat
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    Halloween Shadow Cat
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    Halloween Safety
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    Halloween Activities
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  • October 30, 2022 - Cardiometabolic Diseases and Diet

    Diet and obesity
  • October 29, 2022 - October 29th is National Cat Day #NationalCatDay

    national cat day
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    National Cat Day
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    National Cat Day
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  • October 29, 2022 - October 29th is World Stroke Day #WorldStrokeDay

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    World Stroke day
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  • October 28, 2022 - Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome
  • October 27, 2022 - Fructose

    Fructose and Obesity
  • October 26, 2022 - Cassini's Grand Finale

    Cassini Final Numbers
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  • October 25, 2022 - How Lifestyle Choices Can Lower or Raise Cancer Risk

    Cancer and Lifestyle factors
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    Cancer and Lifestyle factors
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  • October 24, 2022 - October 24-30 is International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Lead is Toxic
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  • October 23, 2022 - Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23 - 31 "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free"

    Red Ribbon Week
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    RED RIBBON WEEK , which is celebrated annually October 23 - 31, is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in your community or your child's school, and raise awareness of living a drug free life. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs.

  • October 22, 2022 - Most Pressing Causes of Mental and Behavioral Health Issues

    Behavioral Health Causes
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  • October 21, 2022 - October 21st (3rd Friday in October) is National Mammography Day

    National Mammography Day
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  • October 21, 2022 - How Many Transferable Skills Do You Have?

    Transferable Skills
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  • October 20, 2022 - Generational Differences: Consumer Preference

    Generational Differences
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  • October 19, 2022 - Characteristic Evolution by Generation

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  • October 18, 2022 Intentional Eating for Managing Weight
    Intentional Eating
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  • October 17, 2022 - October 17 - 21, 2022 is National Health Education Week (#NHEW2022)

    National Health Education Week
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  • October 16, 2022 - October 16 - 22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week!

    National Teen Driver Safety Week
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  • October 16, 2022 - International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW): October 16 - 22, 2022 "50 Years of Infection Prevention."

    50 Years
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    International Infection Prevention Week
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  • October 16, 2022 - October 16 - 22 is National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week (#NWBPAW)

    National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week
  • October 16, 2022 - October 16th is Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day on October 16th recognizes the need to adopt and foster cats.

  • October 15, 2022 - October 15th is Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day
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  • October 15, 2022 - October 15th is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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    Latino and HIV
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    Latino MSM and HIV
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    Latinos and HIV
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    For more information, see National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • October 14, 2022 - October is SIDS Awareness Month

    For more information, see About SUID (sudden unexpected infant deaths) and SIDS

  • October 13, 2022 - Long-term Effects of COVID-19

    Long-term Effects of COVID-19
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    More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis 8/2021

  • October 12, 2022 - October is ADHD Awareness Month

    ADHD Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Learn More About ADHD and ADHD

  • October 11, 2022 - October 11 is World Obesity Day

    World Obesity Day
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    For more information, see Obesity Resources on the Internet

  • October 11, 2022 - Obesity Prevalence Trends in Adults and Children, 2007 - 2016

    Obesity Prevalence
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  • October 10, 2022 - October 10th is World Mental Health Day, 2022: 'Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority'

    World Mental Health Day
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    Types of Mental Illness
    healthdirect Types-of-mental-illness

    • anxiety disorders.
    • eating disorders.
    • mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
    • personality disorders.
    • psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
    • substance abuse disorders.
    • trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • October 9, 2022 - October is National Health Literacy Month #HealthLiteracyMonth

    Health Literacy Month
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    Health LIteracy Month
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    Health Literacy
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    health literacy
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    Populations with Below Basic Health Literacy

    Below Basic Health Literacy
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    Below Basic Level Definition: Adults at the below basic level have only the most elementary literacy skills. These skills range from being non-literate in English to being able to locate easily identifiable information in short, commonplace prose text. An adult at the below basic literacy level might be able to locate and circle the date of a medical appointment on a hospital appointment slip. (Source:

  • October 8, 2022 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Protect your hearing month
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    Hearing Loss Triage

    For more information, see National Protect Your Hearing Month and Hearing

  • October 7, 2022 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    For more information, see Breast Cancer

    Drink Less for Your Breasts

  • October 6, 2022 - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is Cybersecurity Month
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    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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    For more information, see National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

    See National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Cyber Security is Everyone's Responsibility for what you can do to remain secure in an increasingly connected world.

  • October 5, 2022 - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    Bullying - fighting back
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    Stop Bullying

    For more information, see Bullying

  • October 4, 2022 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM)

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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    Domestic Violence Stats
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    The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) infographic
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    For more information, see Domestic Violence Resources

  • October 3, 2022 - October 4th is World Day of Bullying Prevention (1st Monday of October) #BlueUp

    World Day of Bullying Prevention
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  • October 2, 2022 - October 2 - 8, 2022 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

    Mental Illness Awareness Week
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    Mental Illness
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  • October 1, 2022 - October 1st is International Day of Older Persons

    Combat Ageism
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    Older Persons Day
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    Aging Population
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