The Celebrate Today: October Health Observances Calendar includes content for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Stroke Day, World Mental Health Day and these important monthly health observances…

What are the most important health observances in October 2023 to share on social media?

Find all of the October national awareness days in Baldwin Publishing’s Celebrate Today! Health Awareness Calendar. Hospitals can use these monthly health observances to boost social media engagement and online traffic to health and wellness websites.

Baldwin writers create health and wellness content for every national health awareness day in October and throughout the year. Each health article, holiday graphic and wellness video can be customized by your hospital or health organization and shared on your social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

All of Baldwin’s monthly health observance content is medically reviewed and ready to post. We also have content to fit your health organization’s print and digital needs, including community newsletters, hospital websites and wellness blogs.

Here are some of the October 2023 health observances we include in the Celebrate Today calendar:

October Monthly Health Observances

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
There are symptoms of breast cancer women may notice on their own that indicate it’s time to see a doctor. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, share Baldwin’s article that lists the 8 signs and symptoms to watch for that could help save a life.

Physical Therapy Month
While doctors recommend physical therapy after an injury or surgery, many people don’t understand what is involved in this treatment. For Physical Therapy Month, share Baldwin’s article that discusses how to prepare for physical therapy and what to expect at your first appointment.

Halloween Safety Month
Sometimes the scariest part of Halloween is the potential for injuries that can happen while everyone is having fun! For Halloween Safety Month, Baldwin writers share 5 important safety tips to follow to ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday this year.

Apple Month
Celebrate Apple Month by sharing a seasonal recipe for Apple Canapes with your followers. This heart healthy appetizer from Baldwin’s Health eCooks® Test Kitchen combines the sweetness of apples and honey with crunchy walnuts and crumbly feta cheese.

Flu Season
Flu season starts to ramp up in October, so it’s the perfect time to remind your community about the importance of getting vaccinated. Baldwin’s article provides information about the flu, COVID-19 and RSV, and who should plan to get vaccinated against each virus.

October Health Awareness Days

Oct. 1—7: Mental Illness Awareness Week
We often don’t know what to say or do when someone we love has a mental health issue. For Mental Illness Awareness Week, share Baldwin’s article that discusses the do’s and don’ts of communicating with someone who is battling a mental illness.

Oct. 6: National Depression Screening Day
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions experienced by Americans. For National Depression Screening Day, share Baldwin’s article that discusses 6 treatment options that can help ease symptoms of depression.

Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day
For World Mental Health Day, share Baldwin’s animated graphic on social media that can be customized with your organization’s logo.

Oct. 12: World Arthritis Day
When your joints are stiff and painful, exercising is often the furthest thing from your mind. For World Arthritis Day, Baldwin writers discuss why physical activity can actually help with arthritis pain, and the best types of exercise to help improve joint movement.

Oct. 20: National Mammography Day
While mammograms are one of the best ways to protect yourself from breast cancer, some women avoid getting screened because they don’t know what it entails. For National Mammography Day, share Baldwin’s article that explains how to prepare for a mammogram and what to expect when you arrive at your appointment.

Oct. 29: World Stroke Day
Although you often can’t predict when someone is about to have a stroke, there are warning signs and symptoms that can alert family members that something is wrong. For World Stroke Day, Baldwin writers share 11 signs that indicate it’s time to get medical help right away.

Oct. 31: Halloween Recipe
Join in the fun on one of the most celebrated holidays of the year: Halloween! Share this recipe for Spider Deviled Eggs from Baldwin’s Health eCooks® Test Kitchen on social media. This dish has the light and fluffy taste of egg, plus the spooky fun of spiders made from black olives.

Enjoying Baldwin’s 2023 health observance calendar? Baldwin Publishing has customizable health articles, images, graphics and videos to promote national health awareness days and to help celebrate today. Contact us to learn more.

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