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2013
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Shepherd Center Shares new Personal Care Manual for People with Spinal Cord Injury as a Free iBook on iTunes

A comprehensive guide covering personal care issues for people with spinal cord injury is now available free of charge on iTunes (search: Shepherd Center).

The guide was created by Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

Shepherd Center specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury.

The guide is required reading for patients in the spinal cord injury program at Shepherd Center. It is considered essential for family members and caregivers to review prior to discharge. The newly released -iBook gives health care consumers unprecedented access to Shepherd Center’s educational material free of charge.

The 181-page manual contains a detailed overview of spinal cord injury with topics including how to manage your bowel and bladder program, skin care, respiratory system and medications. Subjects such as emotional adjustment, alcohol and drug issues, assistive technology and other special concerns are also covered.

View in iBooks or go to iTunes and search "Shepherd Center." Requirements: This book requires iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later. The book can only be viewed using iBooks on an iPad, iPhone (3G or later), or iPod touch (2nd generation or later).

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.