August is SMA Awareness Month

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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 of motor neurons causing weakness and atrophy of muscles, usually in the…

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How to Have an Allergy-Friendly Barbecue

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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 some challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind when enjoying…

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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 disease, Myasthenia Gravis (MG).  MG strikes people of all ages, races, and…

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This Father’s Day Give the Gift of Peace of Mind with a New Medical ID Bracelet or Dog Tag

Father’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t know what to get him.  Sure you don’t want to buy Dad another tie or money clip, but chances are you’re totally over-thinking this Father’s Day thing. You want him to know you care.  You want him to know that…

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ALS Awareness and Lou Gehrig

Seventy-five years ago, baseball hall-of-famer, Lou Gehrig, gave an emotional farewell speech to the sport due to his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While he lost his battle shortly after, the fight to end ALS continues. Great advancements are being made worldwide every day, not only through research, but by the…

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Mental Health Month – Why a medical ID is important for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia

May is Mental Health Month Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.  The purpose of Mental Health Month  is to raise awareness about mental illnesses, and to educate communities about psychological disorders, while reducing…

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