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Shield HealthCare September Newsletter

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
09/04/13  6:30 PM PST
Shield HealthCare September Calendar

Stay tuned to our upcoming events with the Shield HealthCare monthly newsletter! This September we are recognizing:

Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness MonthProstate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In September we raise awareness for both Prostate and Ovarian cancers. 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer, and 1 in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in the U.S in their lifetime. Survival rates are high when the cancer is caught early.  Urinary incontinence can be a side-effect of both cancers.

For more information and support, visit our Incontinence Community.

 

ChildhoodCancerAwarenessChildhood Cancer Awareness Month

In the U.S., nearly 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year.  Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death in children. Families and caregivers of children fighting the disease rely on resources and support from the community.

For more information and support, visit our Caregivers Community.

 

11JE04GDNational Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Every 48 minutes someone in the U.S. is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury. Together we can improve the quality of life and care for those with spinal cord injuries and work toward a cure for paralysis.  Many paraplegics can find useful resources in our Urological community.

For more information and support, visit our Urological Community

 

World Alzheimers MonthWorld Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.  Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but there are treatments for symptoms that can improve quality for life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  The search for a cure continues worldwide.

For more information and support, visit our Caregivers Community

 

It’s that time of year again!  Do you have a story about your caregiving experience that warms your heart?  We’d love to hear about what makes caregiving rewarding for you!  Share your story with us, and be entered for a chance to win a prize.  For information on how to enter, visit www.shieldhealthcare.com/caring

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding Caregiver Contest

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