May 2nd, 2011
We’re pleased to announce that American Medical ID is switching our Affiliate Program to the HasOffers network.
Why Should I Promote American Medical ID?
Becoming an American Medical ID Online Affiliate can put easy money in your wallet or your organization’s budget. More importantly, this program can put those people at ease whose medical condition or allergy makes them susceptible to emergency. You may even help save a life!
Why Are We Switching Our Program?
Our legacy tracking software had become too slow, unreliable and extremely costly to maintain. After researching the many options we have elected to use HasOffers due to their simple interface and robust reporting. This will be much easier for our affiliates to help promote our line of medical identification products.
April 27th, 2011
Focusing on something for an extended period of time may be difficult for you. If you are experiencing a lack of concentration and are feeling overwhelmed by distractions, you may be able to improve your focus following these simple tips:
Your laptop glares at you across the desk while your phone dings with a new text. The Facebook feed updates so fast that you can’t take your eye off the screen or you’ll miss a brand new status. All these priorities never give you a rest, and your brain is constantly urging you to take one. Technology is changing the world for the better, but it also could be stressing you out without you realizing it. Close your laptop or turn your phone on silent for a while. Take a breather. Even a quick walk can help you refocus.
April 26th, 2011
Dementia is common in elderly people, and if you are responsible for taking care of an aging parent with signs of dementia, it is important to be proactive against the dangers associated with this disease. One of the biggest dangers is wandering. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s wander away from their home or caregiver at some point. Whether the person simply can’t remember the way back home or is looking for something familiar, wandering can be scary for everyone. But with some preparation, you can help your loved one navigate through this disorder safely.
April 25th, 2011
What you eat strongly influences your health and longevity. Since much of our food is packaged, it’s important to read nutritional labels to get the healthiest food for you and your family. Sometimes, though, reading food labels can be a bit confusing. Here are a few tips to help make you more food label savvy when shopping for the week’s groceries.
Start by looking at the label located on the side or bottom of a food item. The nutritional facts featured are typically:
April 21st, 2011
We’ve all heard of stranger danger and the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street, but children with Autism bring a whole new pool of safety concerns into the mix. If you see signs that your child is autistic, it is a good idea to focus on safety matters for inside and outside the home.
Children with Autism sometimes wander.
- Install a battery-powered doorbell chime that lets you know when your door has been opened. This will let you know if your child has wandered outside, no matter where you are in the house.
April 20th, 2011
With much of your life spent at work, it’s not uncommon for adults to feel constantly overwhelmed by to-do lists, appointments and just the speed of life in general. High stress levels are dangerous, so although you may think you’re doing a good job keeping your head above water, you could actually be opening a floodgate for future health concerns. It’s never too late to start managing your stress at work.
1. Take a walk in the morning.
April 15th, 2011
There is more to vitamin D deficiency that just feeling sluggish; it can actually make your bones brittle and increase your risk of heart disease. It can also make it harder to lose weight. A study by researchers at the University of Minnesota shows a correlation between vitamin D and weight loss. The study found that people who were overweight were more successful at shedding pounds after increasing their vitamin D levels.
The study placed 38 overweight men and women on a diet program, some with more emphasis on vitamin D consumption, and found that the participants with increased D levels lost up to half a pound more than those who followed a regular diet plan. The reason for this is simple.
April 13th, 2011
Morphine is a sedative used primarily in hospitals to ease pain associated with injuries and certain diseases. It is an effective and commonly used drug but as with anything, some people can experience strong reactions and allergies. Though rare, these reactions can cause the following:
- Anaphylaxis – One of the worst allergic reactions, anaphylaxis affects the whole body and can cause slurred speech, anxiety, confusion, difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, sweating, dizziness, fainting and even death in some cases. Immediate medical attention is essential.
April 12th, 2011
April is National Autism Awareness Month! Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized this month in honor of those who are affected by Autism to educate the public and raise awareness. Autism affects about one in 110 babies born in the United States. But what is Autism and how can you help?
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder affecting a child’s ability to interact with others. It typically appears somewhere between birth and three years of age. It affects each child differently. Symptoms, severity and age all vary. Thus, it’s called a “spectrum disorder.” There is no known cause, and although at present it’s incurable, it can be controlled through treatment, especially if it’s diagnosed early on.
April 5th, 2011
The bad news: Having a stroke is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer in the United States. It afflicts about 700,000 Americans per year and is also one of the leading causes of disability and dementia.
The good news: Strokes can be prevented. With good health, nutrition and daily exercise, the risk of stroke is much less.
What is a stroke?
People experience a stroke when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted or severely limited, effectively cutting off oxygen to the brain. This can hamper, slow or even stop bodily functions such as movement, perception, speech and consciousness. A stroke is not to be confused with a heart attack, which is when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off.