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Science Care News - September 2016


Fall is officially here and for those of us who have suffered through a long-hot summer (especially in AZ), it’s about time! As you already know, here in America we use two words to describe this time of year - “fall” and "autumn”. Calling the season “fall” makes sense as it’s the time of year when leaves fall from the trees, but where does the term “autumn” originate from?

Prior to the 16th Century, autumn was referred to as “harvest”, to reflect the time when farmers gathered their crops for winter storage. The word harvest comes from the Old Norse word “haust” meaning “to gather or pluck.” This term began to fall out of favor when people started moving into cities and started referring to the season as “fall”. But what about “autumn”? Well, experts aren’t really sure why people started using it. According to some sources, the word dates back as far as the 13th century and was even used by Shakespeare. It is believed that the word “autumn” came to English via the old French word “autompne”, from the Latin “autumnus”. It’s thought “autumnus” probably came from an Etruscan word and is possibly related to the Latin “augere”, meaning “to increase.” Some sources believe that the Etruscan root “autu-“ has within it connotations of the passing of the year.

Regardless of where the word originated or what it really means, we are happy that the season arrived and hope y’all get your crops in before the first snow!



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Are We Making Progress?


October is breast cancer awareness month. The time of year when various charities, national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies all work together to promote breast cancer awareness, raise funds and hopefully get closer to finding a cure. But is all this awareness making an impact?

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women (only lung cancer kills more women each year). According to the American Cancer Society, the chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Read more...



 News and Information


Consumers are Slow to Embrace Healthcare Changes

It’s a brave new world for health care consumers. Patients are faced with an avalanche of new technologies and developments that are supposed to revolutionize the way they manage their health care.  

According to recent CBS News article referencing a study released last week from the PwC Health Research Institute, the revolution is slow in coming.  “Most [consumers] don’t shop for care, ask about prices, email with their clinicians or use telehealth options. Most don’t send their physicians data from their activity trackers. Most remain skeptical of the value of electronic medical record systems despite their ubiquity in examination rooms”. Read more

How to Avoid Crowdfunding ‘Scampaigns’

On crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter,GoFundMe, Indiegogo and YouCaring, prayers are answered. Businesses and jobs are created. People get lifesaving medical treatment. Dreams become reality for those seeking help, typically through small donations by many.

But fraud is another truth on these websites according to an article recently published in AARP’s blog. The unregulated crowdfunding industry globally raised some $34 billion last year — with post-duped reports on Kickscammed, GoFraudMe and elsewhere that detail broken promises, stolen money and well-meaning donors getting scammed. Read more

Fall Safety Checks

Fall means preparing for the cooler temperatures, switching out smoke detector batteries and conducting some safety checks associated with keeping warm. Check out more fall safety checks here.



A Donor Family Story

"My family is very close knit and my Parents were the glue that held us all together. When they both got sick and were in Hospice Care we realized we had to make the decision on how we were going to plan for the end of their life, which was the hardest decision to make. I spoke to both of them and they agreed they didn't want a burial and also didn't want to burden us with any bills.

I sent for the information from Science Care and they both agreed it was a wonderful way to give back and help future generations.

When the time came it was an easy process and Science Care was very lovely and understanding of our sorrow and helped us every step of the process. When we received the cremated remains back we also received a letter letting us know what medical study my parent’s donation helped provide. It was a good feeling that they were part of bigger part of life for others. Not only were they the most important people in our lives, they were also a huge part of the future.

One year later a tree was planted in both my parents in their honor. I decided throughout the process that I would also become a donor and the rest of my family also.

Science Care treated us with respect and care and I thank them for everything they do, it is a wonderful cause and will continue to recommend them to everyone I know. God Bless you and thank you for all that you do Science Care."

Science Care Donor Family Member



If you work in any industry such as the medical field, social work, legacy planning, senior care or similar and would like to get more information about referring people to Science Care to join the donor registry, please give us a call. We’re here 24/7 and would love to hear from you.

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Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

Testing and development of medical devices specific to the treatment of prostate disease. More than 200,000 cases of prostate disease are reported per year. The knowledge obtained through these tests advances the scientific understanding of how to effectively diagnose and treat prostate disease.

Training surgeons on minimally invasive gynecological surgical techniques to aid in pelvic surgeries and the treatment of cervical cancers. The goal is to keep the incisions as small as possible, reduce the number of complications, ensure the patients are in the least amount of pain, and to provide the fastest recovery time possible.


See more projects here



Share this webpage and guide with friends and family. It gives a great overview and comparison on the various end of life options for anyone who has yet to make plans or have the end of life discussion.

A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation



Breakthroughs and Advancements in Medicine on Video

Spinal Cord Injury Breakthrough 

PHP Attacks Ocular Melanoma

FSU Research Team Makes Zika Drug Breakthrough


Inspirational Story

Woman receives double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

 (Cleveland 19 News) A unique life-saving surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, a woman received a double-lung transplant.

Joan Musarra, 58, of Lyndhurst is a non-smoker and a marathon runner, but a rare deadly lung infection threatened her life. We first met her about a year ago when she was so excited to finally be put on the transplant list, and determined to keep exercising as much as she could to stay healthy for the surgery when it would come. Read more...



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