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.

Your Back to School Resources for Managing Epilepsy

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Although as many as 1 in 26 people in the Unites States will develop a seizure disorder, the condition is not as commonly discussed as food allergies among children returning to school. But the challenges can be just as great for children with epilepsy and their families. Communication is key…

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When Your Kid is the One at School with Food Allergies

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A couple of months ago I wrote about my thoughts, feelings and actions as a mom of a child with food allergies. That little one started kindergarten this year, so we’re going to be the ones at school with food allergies. So how did I prepare for the first day? It…

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7 Back to School Accessories for Children with Diabetes

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Back to school shopping is one of the busiest times of year for retailers. Parents re-evaluate what clothing fits and isn’t worn through, kids beg for the hottest sneakers and backpacks. But for children with diabetes, going back to school is also a time to think about how they will…

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Back to School with Chronic Heart Disease

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Back to school time is here, and for many families, there is an excited frenzy that accompanies it. While children’s faces light up at the thought of new clothes, backpacks and accessories, their parents simultaneously feel relief and stress. These feelings can be amplified for parents of children with chronic…

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How to Have a Blast Watching Fireworks if You Have Epilepsy

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  Holidays like the Fourth of July are a great time to get together with friends and family. However, those who have photosensitive epilepsy might be worried about watching the traditional fireworks displays. Here’s a brief explanation of the condition and tips for an enjoyable holiday. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy…

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