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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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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Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be overwhelming, but Debbie Butler, L.I.C.S.W., C.D.E., Clinical Social Worker, Pediatrics and Behavioral and Mental Health in the Joslin Clinic, gives some tips on how to make it easier. 10 Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes Parents need to take an active role in…

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Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes

Parties can pose a challenge for people with diabetes. Celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, and the holidays present a minefield of situations to navigate.  Without a little preplanning, you risk throwing your diabetes off course and sending a joyous occasion into a healthcare calamity. Holidays • New Years: You may need…

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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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Give the Gift of Peace of Mind this year with Medical ID under $30!

American Medical ID now has a special gift ideas page where every product is under $30, engraving is absolutely free, and, if you order now, will be delivered in time for Christmas! Who should wear a medical ID? If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are…

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