May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month In honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, people all across the country will spread awareness about the disease and encourage others to support the mission to find a cure this May. Approximately 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects…

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Saturday, May 17th, is Armed Forces Day

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, falling on May 17th this year.  Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May, the day after Armed Forces Day. Because of their unique training schedules, National…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month: What is it?

Celiac Awareness Month 2014 begins on Thursday, May 1st,  and is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (and other relevant organizations). This event raises awareness about celiac disease, and highlights the work of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) which provides support for those affected. The NFCA,…

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month: Why do you need a medical ID if you are taking blood pressure medications?

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.  Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. One of three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. That’s 67 million people who have to work…

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Salute to Nurses for National Nurses Week

American Medical ID would like to take a moment to honor and thank our nation’s nurses for their tireless dedication, hard work, and the wonderful care they provide to the communities they serve, not just for National Nurses Week, but all year round.  Health care is constantly changing and evolving.…

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Be Better Prepared this National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Asthma and 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…

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True Stories of Autism: Real Stories About Real People

The following inspirational and heartwarming story is from a reader story posted on The Autism Site* (the Autism Site is one of many helpful resources on the internet for those whose lives have been touched by autism).  The story is being re-posted here because of the message it sends, that having…

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World Asthma Day: You Can Control Your Asthma, You Can Prepare for Emergencies

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day  takes place each year on the first Tuesday of May, falling on May 6th, 2014 this year. The first World Asthma Day, in 1998,…

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Communicating with your Child with Nonverbal Autism

April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism.   Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.   The full range of…

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Autism Sparks – Great Resource for Connecting with Your Child with Autism

April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism. Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life. The…

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