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Tomorrow is the traditional celebration of Thanksgiving for those here in the United States and Americans abroad.     It is a blessing to realize the journey to today in health information literacy awareness.

Here are some sites where you can learn more about the Thanksgiving tradition.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… by Larry Ferlazzo on 11/21/11 posted his latest additions to The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Check out this MedlinePlus link http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodsafety.html to food safety so you will have a more enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets from the ASPCA

I rediscovered this list of safety tips for pets from the ASPCA, to remember as we celebrate the holidays.     They have posted them on their web site at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/thanksgiving-safety-tips.html Help our pet friends enjoy the holidays too.

Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative

Thanksgiving Day is also Family Health History Day.   The Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. Learning about their family’s health history may help ensure a longer, healthier future together. http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/  [HHS.gov]

“Black Friday”

Another tradition occurs on the day after Thanksgiving here in the United States and that is something called “Black Friday“, a time set aside for the best sales in stores for the year.   It is usually the busiest shopping day of the year.     Here is one view of “Black Friday” through cartoon.  http://www.thedocisin.net/?p=19915

We invite you to take time to reflect on what it is that we can be thankful.    May you be blessed in a special way! We do have much to be thankful for at this time in our history.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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