In the United States, cardiovascular disease -- including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure -- is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the number one killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability. [...] Though usually preventable, heart disease can manifest itself in sudden and unforeseen ways, and it costs our Nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually. [...] By maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and not smoking, you can control risk factors and help protect your heart.
For too long, our most basic liberties had been denied to African Americans, and today, we pay tribute to countless good-hearted citizens -- along the Underground Railroad, aboard a bus in Alabama, and all across our country -- who stood up and sat in to help right the wrongs of our past and extend the promise of America to all our people. During National African American History Month, we recognize these champions of justice and the sacrifices they made to bring us to this point, we honor the contributions of African Americans since our country's beginning, and we recommit to reaching for a day when no person is judged by anything but the content of their character.
Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort. Perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, dating violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and can occur in person or through electronic communication and social media.
The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during february 2012:
[fed-ob] United States federal observances are days, weeks, months, or other periods designated by the United States Congress for the commemoration or other observance of various events, activities, or topics. These observances differ from Federal holidays in that Federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. Federal observances that are designated by Congress appear in Title 36 of the United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.).
[oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.
[non] This is a non-holiday notable day
[nhas] Part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Awareness Days.
[ca-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of California.
[ny] This is a State Holiday in the State of New York.
[il] This is a State Holiday in the State of Illinois.
[fl-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Florida. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as a holiday and if a holidays falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a holiday.
[il-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Illinois, upon which day a bank may, but is not required to, remain closed.
[other] This is a religious, traditional, or informal observance celebrated in the United States.
[fed] This is a federal holiday. Most Federal employees work schedule is Monday through Friday. For these Federal employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday, that is to say, Saturday or Sunday, then, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (in case the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (in case the holiday falls on Saturday).
[pa-le-op] This is an optional Legal Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.
[va] This is a State Holiday in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
[hi] This is a State Holiday in the State of Hawaii.
[ut] This is a State Holiday in the State of Utah. According to Title 63G, Section 301, Legal holidays: if any of the holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday. Moreover, if any of the holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.
[az] This is a State Holiday in the State of Arizona.
[al] This is an official holiday in the State of Alabama. In Alabama, Saturday holidays are observed on Fridays and Sunday holidays are observed on Mondays.
[ms-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Mississippi. Pursuant to Mississippi code ANN. 3-3-7, in the event any holiday declared legal shall fall on Sunday, the next following day shall be a legal holiday.
[ca] This is a State Holiday in the State of California.
[tx] This is a State Holiday in the State of Texas.State offices are scheduled to be open on partial staffing holidays and optional holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Offices will not be closed on another day when designated holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday. An employee is entitled to observe optional holidays in lieu of any partial staffing holiday on which state offices are required to be open to conduct public business.
[pa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.
[ok] This is a State Holiday in the State of Oklahoma.
[pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.