Amanda Beck

Amanda Beck writes for American Medical ID on a variety of topics relating to health care and healthy living, especially for those whose medical conditions warrant an emergency ID.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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According to the National Stroke Association, there are 6.8 million adult stroke survivors in the U.S. Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 or press the button on your One Call Alert IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs.   Stroke…

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Autism safety concerns you have for your children

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We’ve all heard of stranger danger and the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street, but children with Autism bring a whole new pool of safety concerns into the mix. If your child has been diagnosed with autism, it is a good idea to focus on safety matters for inside…

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Type 1 diabetes bloggers you should follow

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According to the American Diabetes Association, about 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the population. Although type 1 diabetes affects far fewer of the total—about 1.25 million—many of them were diagnosed as children and live with the disease their entire lives. As with…

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Nonprofit spotlight: Empowering Refugee Women in Houston

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March 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we’d like to showcase a local organization making a big difference in the lives of women. This week’s guest post is written by Roxanne Paiva, executive director at Our Global Village whose program The Community Cloth is weaving a path toward…

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Celebrating child life professionals this March

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“Children process information from the world around them much differently than adults,” explains the Child Life Council. “They have distinct needs for managing the effects of stress and trauma.” Child life specialists are pediatric health care workers who help kids and their families manage to deal with chronic illness, hospitalization…

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7 Reasons You Probably Never Heard of to Wear a Medical ID

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Most people recognize medical IDs as a necessity if you live with diabetes or food allergies. But there are a number of different reasons you probably have never heard of for people to wear a medical ID. 7. Your loved one doesn’t always remember. Dementia affects more than just your ability…

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