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Shield HealthCare December Newsletter

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
12/04/13  5:26 PM PST
December 2013 Calendar

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

Safe Toys & Gifts MonthNational Safe Toys and Gifts Month

This December, Shield HealthCare encourages everyone to observe National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 250,00 toy-related injuries in the United States each year. National Safe Toys and Gifts Month is a project led by Prevent Blindness America to help families keep safe toy guidelines in mind when buying and accepting toys for children.

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Aplastic Anemia and MDS WeekDecember 1st-7th: Recognizing Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week

Aplastic anemia is a very rare bone marrow failure disease. Approximately 600 to 900 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with aplastic anemia each year. Blood cells, which are created by bone marrow, are critical to supplying oxygen to our organs, fighting off infection and clotting our blood. People with aplastic anemia may have significant fatigue, recurring fevers and persistent bladder infections.

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2013 Caregiver Story Contest Update13th Annual Caregiver Story Contest Update

Shield HealthCare’s 13th Annual Caregiver Story Contest has officially ended. November 30th marked the final day of submissions for Shield HealthCare’s “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” Caregiver Story Contest, which recognizes the demanding roles and responsibilities of today’s caregivers. A special thank you to all the dedicated caregivers who shared their stories this year!

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Seasons Greetings from Shield HealthCare

Do you know that Shield HealthCare has a Facebook page?  Like us on Facebook for the latest news, event invitations, advice from our Registered Dietitians and much more! Visit us at Facebook.com/ShieldHealthCare today.

To sign up for our monthly newsletter, just look for the “Get Updates from Shield HealthCare” subscription box on any Community page!  Simply enter your email address, and you’ll receive our newsletter at the beginning of each month.

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2 Comments

  1. Diana Ruiz
    Posted December 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm PDT

    I would like to received the monthly newsletter each month. I find it interesting and can identify with other caregiver trials and tribulations. Knowing that there are others in the same situation helps me to have hope. Hang in there all caregivers…

  2. Posted December 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm PDT

    Thank you, Diana! We’re glad you find support in our Caregivers Community. You’re signed up for the monthly newsletter and can expect to receive it during the first week of every month. Have a wonderful day!

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