Do You Know About MyIHR?

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My Interactive Health Record, or MyIHR is a secure online portal for storing all your health and medical information. It’s your filing system, medicine cabinet, and health address book. MyIHR solves the problem of having your medical information all over the place, especially during an emergency when first responders or…

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Peanut and Tree Nut Free Candy List

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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 of 36 of our favorite peanut and tree nut free candies. Bon apetit! Peanut and Tree-Nut Free…

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

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This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  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 wearing a medical ID.  Here’s to a very Happy…

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Hot Weather and Your Diabetes

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Hot weather and diabetes don’t always mix well. During the summer months, it is important to consider that the ambient temperature will affect how you manage your diabetes. Heat can affect your blood glucose (sugar) levels and also increase the absorption of some fast-acting insulin, meaning you will need to test…

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Boot could save millions of diabetic people from foot amputations

NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald: People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up their legs. The Pulseboot works by replicating this pumping mechanism, allowing the…

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Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, leads to many long-term health benefits for obese diabetic patients,…

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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

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This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications. Atrial fibrillation, sometimes called AFib, is a serious irregular heartbeat that affects millions of Americans, especially those over 60. Normally, your heartbeat is controlled…

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Allergy Awareness Day at the Ballpark: Chicago

This just in from Chicago White Sox: The Chicago White Sox will host an Allergy Awareness Day presented by Mylan, LP on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at…

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