Boot could save millions of diabetic people from foot amputations

NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald: People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up… Read More

Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle… Read More

June is National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Readers Also Liked: Top Reasons… Read More

Food Allergy Bullying: It’s Real and It’s Not a Joke

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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)… Read More

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… Read More