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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Celebrate Siblings Day with a Medical ID for Everyone

Siblings Day (sometimes called National Siblings Day) is an American celebration held annually on April 10 to honor the relationships of siblings.  Unlike Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it is not federally recognized, although this is the stated goal of the Siblings Day Foundation.   History of Siblings Day After losing both of her siblings…

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April is Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about this disease.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of autism — 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls, meaning boys are five times…

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TODAY IS AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY®

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Today, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, is Alert Day. The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight,…

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March is Red Cross Month – 10 Ways to Help

March is American Red Cross Month.  The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief,…

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Ryan Reed to Compete in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes

Ryan Reed will compete in this Saturday’s (March 15th) Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).  This marks the second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at this track for him.  Reed will be driving the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes℠  presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford…

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Dexcom Supports NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed’s American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ Initiative

Ryan Reed and the American Medical ID, Logitech and Playtech, along with entitlement partners American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes. 20 year old Ryan Reed – who has type 1 diabetes – teamed up with Seth Barbour in the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes Presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford…

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