January Health Awareness Posts

January 2024
Health Awareness Topics and Social Media Posts

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January 1: New Year’s Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Happy New Year! 🎉 May the start of this new journey around the sun inspire us to live healthier, love more, and dream big. What’s one health goal you’re setting this year? #NewYearsDay #HealthGoals #hChoices

January 4: World Braille Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Today on World Braille Day, let’s commit to promoting the rights of visually impaired individuals in our community. #WorldBrailleDay #hChoices

January 11: Paget’s Awareness Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Have you heard of Paget’s Disease? Paget’s disease is a chronic disorder that causes bones to grow larger and become weaker than normal. The bones most affected by Paget’s disease include the pelvis, skull, spine, and leg bones. Pay attention to your bone health and take a few simple steps to prevent or slow bone loss: include plenty of calcium in your diet, pay attention to vitamin D, include physical activity in your daily routine, and avoid substance abuse. #PagetsAwarenessDay #BoneHealth #hChoices

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who taught us the power of words and the strength of non-violent action. Let’s remember his message of compassion and community. Reach out and support someone’s health journey today and reflect on how we can contribute to a healthier, more equitable society. #MLKDay #HealthEquity #hChoices

January 28: World Leprosy Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Leprosy may be ancient, but it’s not history. It’s still a challenge, but it’s curable. Suffering from leprosy is needless. It disproportionately affects marginalized populations, especially those experiencing poverty. Together, we can end the suffering caused by leprosy and the stigma that surrounds it. Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity calls for a world where leprosy is no longer a source of stigma but rather an opportunity to demonstrate compassion and respect for all individuals. #WorldLeprosyDay #LeaveNoOneBehind #EndStigma #hChoices

January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day | (Click To View Image)

  • Tropical Diseases affect over a billion people worldwide and 100% of low-income countries are affected by at least five neglected tropical diseases simultaneously. Some of the common names of these diseases include Guinea worm disease, hookworm, ringworm, and river blindness. Today let’s spotlight the diseases that are often overlooked but have devastating impacts. #WorldNTDDay #WorldNeglectedTropicalDiseasesDay #hChoices

Cervical Health Awareness Month | (Click To View Image)

  • Did you know? Regular Pap tests can help prevent cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells early. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month so make your health the priority and schedule your exam today. #CervicalHealthMonth #hChoices

Glaucoma Awareness Month | (Click To View Image)

  • Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight. Over 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and it can affect anyone. Regular eye exams can catch it early. Schedule your check-up today. #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth #hChoices

International Quality of Life Month | (Click To View Image)

  • January is International Quality of Life Month. This month, take a moment to appreciate the simple joys that uplift your spirit. Whether it’s a walk in the park, a good book, or a warm cup of tea, find joy in the little things. #SimpleJoys #QualityOfLifeMonth #hChoices

National Birth Defects Awareness/Prevention Month | (Click To View Image)

  • Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy babies and taking certain vitamins before and during pregnancy can lower the risk of birth defects. Speak to your healthcare provider for more info. #NatonalBirthDefectsAwarenessMonth #hChoices

National Blood Donor Month | (Click To View Image)

  • A single blood donation can save up to three lives! Be a hero this month and donate blood. #NationalBloodDonorMonth #hChoices

National Radon Action Month | (Click To View Image)

  • Did you know radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer? Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in rocks and soil. Radon occurs naturally outdoors in all types of rocks and soils in harmless amounts, but can become concentrated in homes built on soil. Radon moves up through the ground to the air and into homes through cracks and holes in the foundation. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Protect your loved ones by testing your home today. Testing kits are affordable and easy to use. #RadonAwareness #NationalRadonActionMonth #hChoices

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month | (Click To View Image)

  • It’s time to hit the slopes. Keep your brain safe by always wearing protective gear during winter sports to prevent injuries. #WinterSportsSafety” #BrainInjuryPrevention #hChoices

Thyroid Awareness Month | (Click To View Image)

  • Feeling tired or having trouble with your weight? It could be your thyroid. Talk to your doctor about a thyroid check-up.

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can include:
– Experiencing anxiety, irritability and nervousness.
– Having trouble sleeping.
– Losing weight.
– Having an enlarged thyroid gland or a goiter.
– Having muscle weakness and tremors.
– Experiencing irregular menstrual periods or having your menstrual cycle stop.
– Feeling sensitive to heat.
– Having vision problems or eye irritation.

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can include:
– Feeling tired (fatigue).
– Gaining weight.
– Experiencing forgetfulness.
– Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.
– Having dry and coarse hair.
– Having a hoarse voice.
– Experiencing an intolerance to cold temperatures.

#ThyroidAwarenessMonth #hChoices

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January 1: New Year’s Day 

  • Happy New Year! 🎉 Let’s make health a priority in 2023. What’s one health goal you’re setting? #NewYearsDay #HealthGoals #hChoices

January 4: World Braille Day

  • Accessibility matters. On #WorldBrailleDay, let’s acknowledge the importance of Braille and support the rights of the visually impaired. #hChoices

January 11: Paget’s Awareness Day

  • Bone health is crucial. Paget’s Disease affects bones’ integrity. Stay informed and proactive about your bone health. #PagetsAwarenessDay #hChoices

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Today, we honor Dr. King’s legacy. Let his teachings inspire us to support health equity and compassion in our communities. #MLKDay #HealthEquity #hChoices

January 28: World Leprosy Day

  • Leprosy is still among us but it’s curable. Let’s fight the stigma and support those affected. #WorldLeprosyDay #EndStigma #hChoices

January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

  • Over 1 billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases. Awareness is the first step to end the neglect. #WorldNTDDay #hChoices

Cervical Health Awareness Month

  • Start the year with health in mind! 🌸 January is #CervicalHealthMonth. A simple Pap test can prevent cervical cancer. Book your exam today and prioritize your well-being. #WomensHealth #hChoices

Glaucoma Awareness Month

  • Gaucoma is sneaky, but you can be proactive.  Over 3 million Americans could lose their sight to it. Don’t wait, schedule your eye exam this #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth. #hChoices

National Birth Defects Awareness/Prevention Month

  • Healthy pregnancies can prevent birth defects. Talk to your healthcare provider about prenatal vitamins. #BirthDefectsAwarenessMonth #hChoices

International Quality of Life Month

  • New Year’s resolution: Enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Take time this January to appreciate what makes you happy. #QualityOfLifeMonth #SimpleJoys #hChoices

National Blood Donor Month

  • One donation, three lives saved. Be a hero this #NationalBloodDonorMonth and donate blood. #hChoices

National Radon Action Month

  • Radon: a silent health risk in your home. Test your space this #NationalRadonActionMonth and keep your loved ones safe from lung cancer’s second leading cause. #hChoices

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Hitting the slopes? Protect your head. 🏂⛷️ Always wear a helmet to prevent brain injuries. #WinterSportsSafety #BrainInjuryPrevention #hChoices

Thyroid Awareness Month

  • Feeling tired or weight changes? Could be your thyroid.  Speak with your doctor about thyroid health this #ThyroidAwarenessMonth. #hChoices
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Topics
  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 4: World Braille Day
  • January 11: Paget’s Awareness Day
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 28: World Leprosy Day
  • January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • National Birth Defects Awareness/Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month