This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects millions of Americans. This type of irregular heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia, is the most common serious irregular heartbeat, especially in people over 60.
While at work one day, bleach solution was used to clean a blood spill. The smell of the bleach caused respiratory distress and my airway began to close. Thankfully, I made it to our emergency department just prior to my collapse. Our staff worked to stabilize me. I was then transported to an adult facility. Even though my friends in ER knew of my bleach allergy and latex sensitivity, many were not aware of my Multiple Sclerosis. My medical ID bracelet alerted them to the fact that I was taking various medications and had other concerns that would need to be addressed. Because of that day, I now have my medications and medical history stored in my phone as part of the “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) contacts.
This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances.
It Takes a Village To Raise a Child (With Food Allergy)
African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” rings especially true for parents. Who among us hasn’t relied on others in our “village” for last-minute babysitting, help getting a stroller down stairs or grabbing a runaway toddler headed into the street?
Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
This year’s theme, “Safety Starts with Me,” was inspired by the pillar of Leadership and Employee Engagement from the Journey to Safety Excellence.Successful organizations engage everyone in safety and create a culture where people feel a personal responsibility not only for their own safety, but for that of their coworkers, family and friends. While leadership from the top is important, creating a culture where there is a sense of ownership of safety by all, makes everyone in the organization a safety leader.
Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies.
FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign can help you learn more about food allergies and how you can prevent food allergy bullying. Watch our PSA below and scroll down to learn more about how you can help make a difference.
This post is taken from content on the American Heart Association website for the sole purpose of education and spreading awareness of heart disease in women. Please take a moment to visit the American Heart Association website here.
Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic.
Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013.
Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells
A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday.
The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas.
Diabetes afflicts more than 25 million people nationwide, according to the American Diabetes Association. It is a condition that causes high blood sugar that can lead to heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.
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We have received a number of reports that another company has been aggressively marketing a medical alert service using questionable telemarketing recorded call techniques.
According to the calls we have received from concerned customers this company may be claiming that they are American Medical ID or are being mistaken by the general public for American Medical ID.
American Medical ID has partnered with One Call Alert to provide medical alert monitoring to our customers, but the automated calls that our customers are reporting are neither American Medical ID nor One Call Alert.