Monthly Archive: January 2014

Chinese New Year Greeting from Shield HealthCare

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014

Happy New Year! This Chinese New Year, we say goodbye to the Year of the Snake and welcome the Year of the Horse. The Chinese New Year Holiday has been celebrated for centuries throughout China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and other Asian countries. This holiday marks the beginning of the new… Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Woman Checking Smart Phone

IN THE NEWS: Ostom-i Alert Wins UOAA 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Product

The Ostom-i Alert sensor is a discreet Bluetooth device that alerts patients to the fullness of their ostomy bags via a mobile app.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Woman researching heart attack symptoms

How to Recognize A Heart Attack

Click here to find the five major symptoms of a heart attack.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

February Is American Heart Month

“I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” – Sam Levenson, American humorist Each February, we recognize American Heart Month and National Go Red Day®. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s number one killer. American Heart Month was designed to help educate people about their hearts and how to keep them healthy. Heart… Continue reading February Is American Heart Month

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Incontinence Insights

Incontinence Insights Newsletter – Volume 2

Don’t miss the latest Incontinence Insights Newsletter with important information from Shield HealthCare’s on-staff incontinence and urological product specialists! In this issue: Understanding the Diagnoses Behind Incontinence:  1 out of every 3 men and women ages 30-70 experience loss of bladder control at some point in their adult lives. Learn more about the nine most likely… Continue reading Incontinence Insights Newsletter – Volume 2

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Understanding the Diagnoses Behind Incontinence

Incontinence is a possible symptom of many different medical conditions, affecting everyone from children through seniors.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Sisters With Disabled Brother

Intellectual Disability: Causes, Signs and Treatment

What is an Intellectual Disability (ID)? Intellectual disability (ID) is diagnosed when a child (under the age of 18) has significant limitations in two areas: intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Intellectual functioning refers to a child’s mental capacity in the areas of learning, reasoning, and problem solving. One way to measure intellectual functioning is through… Continue reading Intellectual Disability: Causes, Signs and Treatment

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Autistic girl standing with puzzle piece

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders that affect social interaction, communication and behavior. The terms “Asperger’s syndrome,” “pervasive developmental disorders(PDD),” “Rett syndrome” and the more commonly known “autistic disorder” all fall under the autism spectrum disorder umbrella, which is now believed to affect 1 in every 68 children.… Continue reading What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Nutrition Trends: 2014

Ring in the New Year with good-for-you food trends that will keep you in the know and in good health. What to Eat Ancient Grains: Move over, white rice. Quinoa, spelt, farro, amaranth, millet, barley and other whole grains are trendier and more flavorful and nutritious than refined grains, like white rice or pasta. Expect… Continue reading Nutrition Trends: 2014

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Patient physician communication

The Importance of Patient-Physician Communication About Incontinence

It's best to know what risk factors that can lead to the development of incontinence should be discussed during a visit to your doctor.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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