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

Salute to EMS

American Medical ID is proud to support all the men and women who work tirelessly to save lives during emergencies. People who wear medical IDs rely on EMS to confirm their medical condition and medical information before providing… 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

The Anatomy of a DNR

What is a DNR order? A do-not-resuscitate order tells medical professionals that you do not want to receive CPR if your heart or lungs stop. Unlike other advanced directives that you can write yourself and have notarized, a… 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

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month – What is it?

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month This June marks the fourteenth annual “Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month,” a nationwide movement created by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. (MGFA) to raise awareness of the often misunderstood and under-diagnosed… Read More

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