CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH: If you are overdue for a Pap Test, schedule one this month, and remind a friend to get hers as well.

NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION MONTH: One of the best and simplest ways for a pregnant woman to keep her baby safe from infections is by washing her hands often. Tell a friend.

NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: For most people, glaucoma does not have to lead to blindness. It is controllable with modern treatment. See your eye doctor for a checkup.

HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK Jan 19-25: Stop thinking about dieting. Start thinking about nutrition. Take care of yourself, and be well!

THYROID AWARENESS MONTH: It’s the ideal time to get a TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) test to verify that your thyroid gland is in good condition. Talk to your pharmacist and/or healthcare provider about thyroid and other hormone testing.

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH: You can give the gift of life this month.

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