What are Heart Attack Symptoms in Women?

This post is taken from content on the American Heart Association website for the sole purpose of education and spreading awareness of heart disease in women. Please take a moment to visit the American Heart Association website here. Heart Attack Symptoms in Women We’ve all seen the movie scenes where…

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Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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With a Medical ID I Can Plan a Trip with Confidence

I am pleased to be able to relate my story, in the hope that it will encourage others to purchase a medical ID and thus experience the same comfort and confidence this has brought to my life.  My story begins 3 years or so ago when I experienced my first anaphylactic…

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Recent Telephone Scam Warning for Seniors and their Families

This is an important notice to our customers and the families we serve: We have received a number of reports that another company has been aggressively marketing a medical alert service using questionable telemarketing recorded call techniques. According to the calls we have received from concerned customers this company may…

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Best Father’s Day Gift is Peace of Mind: Give the Gift of a Medical ID

Father’s Day is June 16th and many of our customers have found that giving Dad the gift of peace of mind through a custom engraved medical ID bracelet is a perfect way to celebrate. A well written card can say many things, but can it save a life in an…

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Top Reasons People Fall in Their Home: The Statistics

In this great series on the One Call Alert blog, they provide information on falls and what can be done to prevent them from leading authorities like the Centers for Disease Control. Take some time and check out the whole series in the below links. It is great information for anyone…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Residual Effects of a Stroke and Going into Rehabilitation

In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation are to help survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality of life. Even though rehabilitation does not “cure”…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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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Next Gen Troubles from Smoking Moms

Article posted on Daily Rx News on May 20, 2013 Gestational diabetes and obesity risks higher in women exposed to tobacco in utero Smoking is a known health hazard for pregnancies. But being exposed to smoke in utero may follow a baby girl into her own pregnancy when she grows up.…

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