This past Sunday was the first time I'd learned about Saint Blaise, when our priest blessed throats following Mass. Blessed throats? What? Why? My throat certainly needed it from suffering cold after cold and late nights up coughing, but I was intrigued. The feast day of Saint Blaise, the Patron Saint of throat maladies, is celebrated February 3rd, strategically placed in the middle of sick season (at least in the northern hemisphere).
If you are as intrigued as I was, check out a short biography of Saint Blaise at catholic.org.