Do You Know About MyIHR?

MyIHR or My Interactive Health Record. It solves a lot of problems when it comes to having your medical information available in an emergency. It’s secure and best of all, there are no recurring fees! Here’s a comment from an actual MyIHR user: “About one month after receiving my medical…

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Making Halloween Enjoyable for Children with Autism

Medical ID.  American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children and adults. Your Tips for a Safe, Comfortable and Enjoyable Halloween Trick-or-Treating: Make a deal with neighbors to have their kids come for a ‘dress rehearsal’ day before. Your child can first practice answering the door and…

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Peanut and Tree-Nut Free Candy List

With Halloween just over a week away, it’s important for parents of children with peanut and other tree-nut allergies to know which candies are safe for their children to eat.   Here’s a list compiled by the Medical ID.  American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children…

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Nut-Free Halloween: Tips & Treats to Keep Allergic Children Safe

This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living, written by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  The complete article can be found here. Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents.  With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe.  Be sure your child is also…

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12 Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Food Allergies

This article is re-posted from www.kidswithfoodallergies.org.  For the complete article, click Medical ID.  American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children with styles to fit all personalities. How to take the tricks out of treats when your child has food allergies  Halloween can be a tricky…

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Real Medical ID Life Story

medical ID bracelet alerted them to the fact that I was taking various medications and had other concerns that would need to be addressed. Because of that day, I now have my medications and medical history stored in my phone as part of the “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) contacts.…

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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 People Fall in Their Home This year’s theme, “Safety Starts with Me,” was…

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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 the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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Depression linked to time of first severe hypoglycemic episode

Article originally posted on Healio by Katon, WJ, published in Annals of Family Medicine,  May 20, 2013. In adult patients with diabetes, the timing of first severe hypoglycemic episode and number of episodes were significantly associated with depression, according to researchers. Previous research has revealed a link between depression and diabetes. In this study, Wayne…

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What kind of diet can help prevent memory loss?

According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and the University of Athens, Greece, reported in the journal Neurology (April 30th, 2013 issue), the Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities. The researchers explained that diets that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are linked to…

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