Bullying and Medical IDs

Bullying may seem like a bit of a buzzword these days, but it is a serious issue among children in the United States. In fact, in 2002, the American Medical Association declared that bullying was a “complex and… Read More

Teaming Up for Alzheimer’s Awareness

We’ve announced a collaborative agreement with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the importance of wearing medical IDs for people with these brain disorders. We will donate 20 percent… Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness

In 1985, the breast cancer awareness campaign was one week long and backed by just two organizations. Almost 30 years later, it has grown into an international awareness program that spans the entire month of October, and joins… Read More

What is ALS?

By Leslie Vandever Since August, more than 3 million Americans and other people from all over the world have dumped buckets of ice-water over their heads on social media to help raise funds to fight the devastating motor… Read More

Gaucher Disease Awareness Month

Each October, the National Gaucher Foundation hosts Gaucher Awareness Month to shed light on the importance of early detection and education about this rare disease.   What is Gaucher disease? Named after French doctor Philippe Gaucher, who first described… Read More

Back to School: Sports and Allergies

Here in Texas, back to school time also means high school football season! Yes, Friday night lights really are a thing here. While the general mood associated with football is one of excitement, the sport can also present… Read More

September is blood cancer awareness month

Each September the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society puts a spotlight on blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma in an effort to increase funding for cancer research and patient support services. What are Leukemia & Lymphoma? Leukemia… Read More

American Medical ID Celebrates School Nurses

It’s mid-August: time to get ready to send the kids back to school! For children who have a condition that warrants a medical ID, prepping for school involves a little more than buying new clothes and school supplies…. Read More

August is SMA Awareness Month

Each August since 1996, Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a nonprofit organization, has hosted an awareness month for Spinal Muscular Atrophy to raise awareness about the disease. What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) describes diseases… Read More

How to Have an Allergy-Friendly Barbecue

Swim days, camping trips, family vacations, and of course, barbecues. The summer months bring with them lots of outdoor activities and opportunities to get together with family and friends. When you have food allergies, these outings can present… Read More

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