January fun Facts

The 1st month of the year brings us New Year’s Day, MLK day, and the excitement of new beginnings.

In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, January is the very first month of the year. The name January came from a Roman god Janus. According to the Roman legend, in 700 B.C., the ruler Numa Pompilius added January to the end of the 10-month Roman calendar. When it was added, Pompilius gave 30 days to January. However, Romans later made January the first month of the year. Moreover, in 46 B.C. Julius Caesar added a one more day to January and that’s why there are 31 in January today. January was known as the wolf month to the Anglo-Saxons because in winter, wolves came into the villages to search for food. It is the coldest month in the northern half of the world, nature is quiet and the birds travel less. Also, the bears and woodchucks go into hibernation. However, in southern half of the world, January is the warmest month. During this time, unlike the northern half of the world, animals are active and plants are growing.

Below are some fun facts about January:

1. The flower symbol of January is snowdrop & carnation.
2. January’s gem is garnet which represents constancy.
3. The zodiac signs for January is Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
4. The Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published on January 10, 1776.
5. On January 10, 1920 the League of Nations was established.
6. National Blood Donor Month
7. National Braille Literacy Month
8. National Hobby Month
9. National Soup Month
10. National Staying Healthy Month
11. On January 8, 1798, Amendment 11 to Constitution was proclaimed which modified the Supreme Court’s power.
12. On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state.
13. On January 6, 1912. New Mexico became the 47th state.
14. January 8 – Elvis Presley’s birthday
15. January 11 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States
16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States – Third Monday
17. On January 2, 1788, Georgia ratified the Constitution.
18. January 26 – Republic Day in India
19. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln.
20. On the first Monday of January, Handsel Monday is celebrated in Scotland and northern England.

 

Cervical Cancer Aware

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It’s hard to imagine that in the not too distant past, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death among women in this country. But when the Pap smear — a simple and painless test to detect changes in the cells of the cervix — was implemented as a screening tool, the incidence and death rates of the disease dropped precipitously. In 2015, according to the National Cancer Institute, cervical cancer resulted in an estimated 12,900 new cases and 4,100 deaths.

The Pap smear has been called the most successful cancer screening technique in the history of medicine. That’s understandable. The test can detect cancer in the early stages when treatment is more successful. It can also identify pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, allowing timely treatment to prevent the cancer altogether.

Cervical cancer is more common in Latinas and blacks, but black women die of it at a greater rate than any other race. It is more prevalent in middle age. According to the NCI, the median age at diagnosis is 49; the median age at death is 57.

For more important information.

Cervical cancer screening general guidelines

Age 21 Begin Pap smears regardless of prior sexual history
Ages 21 to 29 Repeat Pap smears every 3 years
Ages 30 to 65 Repeat Pap smears combined with HPV testing every 5 years or continue Pap smears alone every 3 years
Age 66 and older Discontinue screening in women who have had adequate screenings and normal results
After hysterectomy Recommend against screening in women of any age who have had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix

 

 

January Facts….

January Facts

The 1st month of the year is an outstanding one In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, January is the very first month of the year. The name January came from a Roman god Janus. According to the Roman legend, in 700 B.C., the ruler Numa Pompilius added January to the end of the 10-month Roman calendar. When it was added, Pompilius gave 30 days to January. However, Romans later made January the first month of the year. Moreover, in 46 B.C. Julius Caesar added a one more day to January and that’s why there are 31 in January today. January was known as the wolf month to the Anglo-Saxons because in winter, wolves came into the villages to search for food. It is the coldest month in the northern half of the world, nature is quiet and the birds travel less. Also, the bears and woodchucks go into hibernation. However, in southern half of the world, January is the warmest month. During this time, unlike the northern half of the world, animals are active and plants are growing. Below are some fun facts about January:

1. The flower symbol of January is snowdrop & carnation.
2. January’s gem is garnet which represents constancy.
3. The zodiac signs for January is Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
4. The Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published on January 10, 1776.
5. On January 10, 1920 the League of Nations was established.
6. National Blood Donor Month
7. National Braille Literacy Month
8. National Hobby Month
9. National Soup Month
10. National Staying Healthy Month
11. On January 8, 1798, Amendment 11 to Constitution was proclaimed which modified the Supreme Court’s power.
12. On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state.
13. On January 6, 1912. New Mexico became the 47th state.
14. January 8 – Elvis Presley’s birthday
15. January 11 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States
16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States – Third Monday
17. On January 2, 1788, Georgia ratified the Constitution.
18. January 26 – Republic Day in India
19. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln.
20. On the first Monday of January, Handsel Monday is celebrated in Scotland and northern England.

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