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Everyone knows that the U.S. celebrates Independence Day on July 4, but July is also National Hemochromatosis Screening and Awareness Month. Please visit the iron disorders site to learn about this very serious disease.

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National Hemochromatosis Screening and Awareness Month
. A genetic disorder that prevents the body from expelling iron naturally, hemochromatosis causes a dangerous buildup of iron in the blood and organs that can lead to serious illness and death. For more information visit www.irondisorders.org

National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July National Ice Cream Month. The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $20 billion in sales annually, and about 9 percent of all U.S.-produced milk is used for ice cream. For more information, visit http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=40141

National Recreation and Parks Month. Established in 1985 by the National Recreation and Park Association, this month is dedicated to encouraging families to explore their local parks, and also to recognize and salute those who maintain and work in parks nationwide. For more information visit http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=2145

National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates that Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs during the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, or 818 hot dogs per second. For more information visit www.hot-dog.org


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National Parenting Gifted Children Week
. July 19-25. Sponsored by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted), a national nonprofit organization, to celebrate the joys and challenges of raising, guiding, and supporting bright young minds. For more information visit www.sengifted.org

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Independence Day, July 4
. Date of the United States’ Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. For more information visit http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence_Day.shtml

Tell the Truth Day, July 7. Challenging every American to go one day without telling a lie or saying anything misleading or dishonest. Sponsored by Teens Express. For more information visit www.teensexpress.org

National Day of the Cowboy, July 25. Established to contribute to the preservation of America's Cowboy heritage. For more information visit www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com

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