How to Have an Allergy-Friendly Barbecue

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Swim days, camping trips, family vacations, and of course, barbecues. The summer months bring with them lots of outdoor activities and opportunities to get together with family and friends. When you have food allergies, these outings can present some challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind when enjoying…

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Mental Health Month – Why a medical ID is important for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia

May is Mental Health Month Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.  The purpose of Mental Health Month  is to raise awareness about mental illnesses, and to educate communities about psychological disorders, while reducing…

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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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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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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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Medical IDs for Kids Just Got a Whole Lot Cuter!

So the doctor recently told you that it would be a good idea to get your child a personalized medical ID bracelet or pendant to wear just in case of an emergency? More and more doctors are recommending a medical ID for children with any of a number of chronic…

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Is a Medical ID Tattoo Right for You?

Tattoos have been around for a very, very long time.  This much we know, but as more and more young people are diagnosed with diabetes, tattoo art that often spoke in rebellious terms has found a new meaning. By inking the universal medical symbol on their bodies, diabetics like Samantha…

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Allergic to Christmas: Trees, Treats Can Trigger Reactions

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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