- International Condom Day is commemorated on February 13 as a prelude to the Day of Love and Friendship, which is when this contraceptive method is most consumed.
- While February 11 is World Medical Women’s Day and it arose as a tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell, who is considered the first of her gender to receive the title of doctor in the world.
- Knowing the health events of February is useful to be able to create content in advance.
The shortest month of the year has finally begun and this indicates that there are several health events in February that are approaching. Most of these dates arose to give notoriety to a specific disease or condition. While others are focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle and away from vices and addictions.
Prevention is the basis of Medicine and it is a concept that you can apply in other areas. If you have a presence in digital media, it is important to know the most important dates of the following weeks. In this way you will be able to better design your content calendar.
One aspect that you should take into account is the importance of the internet. It is not only an important medium for medical updates but also for the dissemination of information that you consider relevant. The best way to combat fake news is through accurate and well-founded knowledge.
Besides, digital content creation is the best way to gain credibility and prestige. In fact, in order for your messages to have a greater impact, you can rely on special celebrations such as the health events in February. Take advantage of these days to publish information or data of interest that will help you attract patients.
All the dates a doctor should mark on his calendar
To begin with, during the 28 days of February the Men’s Health Month. The objective is to encourage men to go to their medical unit to receive a general check-up. In this way it is possible to identify possible problems or diseases from their early stages to start immediately with the most appropriate treatments.
While one of the most important dates of the month occurs on February 4 because it commemorates the World Cancer Day. To date it remains the third cause of death on the planet. Every year it causes 10 million deaths and the trend continues to rise. Aspects such as the lifestyle based on a sedentary lifestyle and addictions such as smoking have led to growth in its incidence.
For its part, on February 11, World Medical Women’s Day takes place. It is a date created with the purpose of paying a special tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell, who is considered the first of her kind to receive the title of doctor in the world. According to the records, it happened precisely on February 11, but in 1847.
Another fairly recent creation date is International Condom Day and is commemorated on February 13. This date was chosen because it was on the eve of the Day of Love and Friendship, which is when this method of contraception is most consumed. With this, it seeks to promote its use in a responsible way as it is the best way to combat sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.
While February 14 marks World Congenital Heart Disease Day. According to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), in our country it is a problem that presents one in every 100 births.
While the 27th of the month is World Transplant Day. Although Mexico has historically never excelled in this area, 2020 and 2021 were the worst years in a long time with respect to organ procurement. The pandemic caused a large part of the population to distrust this practice due to their fear of hospitals, considering that they are places where they can become infected.
Finally, World Rare Disease Day is commemorated on the last day of February. This date was chosen because it is the only one that changes location every four years. Usually it happens on the 28th but in a leap year it is the 29th.
Based on all of the above, we share a list with the main health ephemeris of February. It is information that you should consider in your calendar because it can be useful for you to create content aimed at your patients or the general population.
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