March is Red Cross Month – 10 Ways to Help

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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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Making Valentine’s Day Safe for Your Allergic Sweetie

Valentine’s Day is still over two weeks away, but it’s not too early to start planning, especially if your significant other has food or other allergies.  Here’s a great article with some helpful advice re-posted from and written by Elizabeth Landau.   To read the original article, click here. It’s Valentine’s Day, a nationally recognized…

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Allergic to Christmas: Trees, Treats Can Trigger Reactions

allergic to christmas trees

Re-posted from an article on ABC News, written by Lauren Browne, M.D.  For the full article, click here. The holiday season is in full swing. And while many people around the nation gear up for a joyful time with family and friends, those with allergies prepare for an onslaught of wheezes and sneezes…

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Celebrate a Diabetes-Friendly Christmas

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Re-posted from an article by Birgit Ottermann on Health 24.  For the complete article, click here. For many people with diabetes Christmas can be a tough time of the year – how do you resist temptation when it’s lurking around every corner? The good news is that, with a bit of planning, you can also have…

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Give the Gift of Peace of Mind with a Medical ID Bracelet

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The greatest gift you can give yourself or others is peace of mind… and with the latest medical ID bracelets from American Medical ID, peace of mind never looked so good! Who should wear a medical ID? If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are taking…

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Have Diabetes? Wear a Medical ID!

Joslin Diabetes Center recommends all people with diabetes to wear a medical alert ID bracelet or necklace. Importance of Wearing a Medical Alert ID Bracelet with Diabetes:  “Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses, including diabetes, which can make them unable to communicate their…

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Managing your Diabetes

As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month we’d like to provide some steps to managing your diabetes from our colleagues at the National Diabetes Education Program.  Many people avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of themselves. Work with your health care team to…

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