In 1922, a 14-year-old child received the first-ever insulin injection to bring his high blood sugar into a manageable range. To honor this breakthrough in medical science, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day and also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, first extracted insulin from an animal in 1921.
October is more than ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treating – it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This disease affects one in eight women in the United States every year and 2.3 million women worldwide.
The last couple of years have been stressful, and while mental health issues have always been common, there has been a significant increase in mental health conditions in both adults and children since the pandemic.
Oklahoma Home and Community Education members know a thing or two about volunteering. It’s always good to show appreciation to volunteers, and there’s no better time to do that than National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April.
While the need to focus on making informed food choices is something that should go on year-round, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pays special attention to healthy eating each year in March, which has been designated National Nutrition Month.