NATIONAL CRITICAL ILLNESS AWARENESS MONTH
National Critical Illness Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. A critical illness is a life-threatening condition, and is generally defined very specifically. There are many things we hope we never have to hear a doctor say. For example, cancer, stroke, heart attack, and the list goes on. But according to Critical Illness Planning, 75% of adults over age 40 will be diagnosed with a critical illness in their lifetime.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #CriticalIllnessAwarenessMonth to post on social media. Did you know…
- Cancer is the fourth leading cause of death of young women in the U.S.
- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.
- Doctors may not always recognize stroke symptoms in younger patients.
- There are more than 100 different types of cancer. It can effect any part of your body.
Those facts are according to Critical Illness Planning. The good news is, you can take steps to protect yourself against critical illnesses. Keeping a healthy diet, workout regimen, and getting adequate sleep are all great ways to keep your body as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
In our research, we were unable to find the founder of National Critical Illness Awareness Month.