Are you still wondering what to get that special person in your life? Whether it is a close family member or a good friend, giving the gift of an engraved medical ID for Christmas really says you care! American Medical ID now has a special gift ideas page where every product is under $30, engraving is absolutely free, and, if you order now, will be delivered in time for Christmas!
Archive for the ‘Allergies’ Category
With Halloween just over a week away, it’s important for parents of children with peanut and other tree-nut allergies to know which candies are safe for their children to eat. Here’s a list compiled by the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board for 2013 which could be helpful in keeping your child safe. Remember to check the ingredient list every time as recipes and factory production practices change from time to time. As an added safety measure, always be sure your child is wearing a Medical ID. American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children with styles to fit all personalities.
Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents. With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe. Be sure your child is also wearing a medical ID. Here’s to a very Happy Halloween to all!
This just in from Chicago White Sox:
The Chicago White Sox will host an Allergy Awareness Day presented by Mylan, LP on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 674-5186.
Make sure to wear your American Medical ID bracelet or necklace to the game!
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.
Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living.
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?
Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education:
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.
Original article by Sydney Lupkin | ABC News Blogs – Wed, May 8, 2013 4:22 PM EDT. Reposted for content related to the allergy and anaphylaxis community for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. To view the original article, click here.
Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk?
Maybe it bounces once or twice.
Some parents throw it right in the trash. Others boil it. Some just give it a rinse in the sink.
It is hard to explain to those who don’t know what it is like to be in pain or feel sick on the inside and look perfectly fine on the outside. Wearing a medical ID can help spread awareness of invisible illnesses like Crohn’s Disease, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Diabetes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, ME, M.D., Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Severe Allergies, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and more!
- Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition
Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). “Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care”.
A woman was wearing her purple Silicone Flex medical ID bracelet as she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. The woman wore a medical ID because of her severe allergy to bee stings, which played a pivotal role in catching one of arch nemesis Moriarty’s hired assassins! Not too bad for a day’s work!
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Don’t forget, May is Allergy Awareness Month!
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”. It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
Many asthma and allergy sufferers wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace in order to be able to communicate the condition during an emergency. This information is imperative to paramedic’s and everyday good Samaritan’s efforts to be able to help provide the care needed quickly and effectively.