Find Your Polling Place for Election Day
Several states will be holding elections on Tuesday, November 8. Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia will hold elections for governor. Some districts in California, Nevada and New York will hold special elections for seats in the House of Representatives. There are no regularly scheduled Senate or House elections. Oregon will also have a primary election for a House seat, with a special...
Learn About Symptom and Treatments for Lung Cancer →
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here are resources for learning about symptoms, treatment and clinical trials.
Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks This Weekend
On Sunday, Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. local time. You’ll need to set your clock back one hour to adjust for the change. Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday of November, and begins on the second Sunday in March. Not all places in the United States observe Daylight Saving Time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it, so if you live in those areas,...
Saturday is the Last Day To Enter the 2013... →
The registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery ends tomorrow. Find out if you qualify and apply online.
Crime Victim Resources and Non-Emergency Services
If you are the victim of a crime, you can find information and services to get help at CrimeVictims.gov. There are specific resources for victims in need of assistance, people looking for volunteer opportunities to help, and service providers. There’s also an online directory of non-emergency services for victims. You can search by location or type of victimization to find help filing...
Support and Resources for Military Families →
November is Military Family Month. Find support and resources from Military Homefront.
Faces of Distracted Driving Video Description Distracted driving is a serious problem. In 2009, it killed nearly 5,500 people and injured 500,000 more. The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to end this dangerous practice on our nation’s roadways. If you have a story about distracted driving, please share it at distraction.gov and maybe it will make someone think twice. Share your...
Protect Your Family From Lead Poisoning
Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in paint, plumbing, and other areas of the home. Exposure to lead can damage children’s brains and nervous systems, causing behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures, or death. Children 6 years old and younger are the most at risk. You can prevent lead poisoning by Getting your home tested: Homes built before 1978 are especially...
Learn About Adoption →
November is National Adoption Month. These resources can help anyone with questions about adoption.
November is National Diabetes Month →
Find out if you are at risk and learn how to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
Should You Change Your Medicare Health Plan?
Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their prescription and health plans once a year. These changes could result in savings on medical costs, or increased access to new benefits such as wellness visits and preventive care services. Changes to Medicare health plans can only be made between October 15 and December 7, 2011. They will take effect on January 1, 2012. Saving Money Is Just One of...
You Can Help End Domestic Violence
One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Domestic violence not only affects those who are abused, but it also has a negative impact on family members, friends, coworkers, other witnesses, and your community. It’s a serious and sometimes fatal matter. Domestic violence prevention begins with education. You can help end it by Volunteering your time at a local...
Happy Halloween! →
On average, Americans eat 24.7 pounds of candy each year. Get other fun Halloween-themed facts from the Census Bureau.
Drop Off Your Unused or Expired Medications
More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. Studies show that most of the drugs are obtained from family and friends’ home medicine cabinets. This Saturday, October 29, you can dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection site. Find a drug collection site near you. New collection sites are being...
Install and Regularly Inspect A Smoke Alarm →
If your smoke alarm was installed before October 13, 2001, it needs to be replaced. Learn about different types of smoke alarms you could choose.