National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) NIH external link, this year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes.

National Family Caregivers Month

To honor family members who care for aging relatives or those with disabilities.

November 1st

Daylight Saving Time Ends

It is time to fall back and set your clocks back one hour

November 3rd

Election Day

Annually, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  Many state and local government elections are held on this day, as well as presidential and congressional elections in the appropriate years.

November 12th – 18th

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily. Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, more than 2.8 million infections from bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics occur and more than 35,000 people die as a direct result. Many more die from complications from antibiotic-resistant infections

November 14th

World Diabetes Day

Welcoming the fact that the International Diabetes Federation has been observing World Diabetes Day globally since 1991, with cosponsorship of the World Health Organization, the UN General Assembly

November 26th

Thanksgiving Day

Legal public holiday and the busiest travel day in the year.  Thanksgiving is set aside in the United States as a day of reflection and gratitude as well as family gatherings.