On February 6th, 2017 Chris received a call that every mother fears. Her son Brendan was experiencing a life-threatening situation while away at school and she was unable to be there during his time of need.
MedicAlert’s autism medical ID and 24/7 Wandering Support Service was critical in protecting seven-year old Miles Green who decided to “walk to France” in the middle of the night after seeing some of his favorite characters on TV do the same thing.
If you or a loved one are living with a heart condition diagnosis, then you may require one or several medication dosages to be taken daily, where such medications can pose high risks such as severe drug interactions, blood clotting, and excessive bleeding.
In addition, having so many variables in conditions, medications, and implanted electronic devices makes it critical for first responders to be made aware of pertinent health information immediately during an emergency to provide proper treatment and care.
High blood is one of the leading contributors of stroke and heart disease worldwide, yet the signs are just not that obvious
What is obvious? Keeping routine doctor’s appointments with regular blood pressure screens (especially with a known family history of the condition)and avoiding high-risk lifestyle behaviors like smoking, binge drinking, and overeating can help prevent blood pressure levels from rising.
Myth: Those with hypertension always experience symptoms such as sweating, nervousness, feeling flushed, or have problems sleeping.
The seriousness of cancer goes beyond your health. It takes a tremendous emotional, mental, financial, and spiritual toll. In addition, it can make the everyday things you’ve always done as person, spouse, parent, or employee even more challenging.
There’s no absolute way to prevent cancer from entering your life and turning it upside down, but what if there were something you can do to cut your cancer risk in half?
Experts estimate that more than half of cancer cases are preventable with basic lifestyle changes, particularly the food choices we make.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, but over the last few decades, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. Why is this? The increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early on- when it’s small, has not spread, and is easiest to cure.
Story told by daughter of MedicAlert + Safe Return Member
My mom passed away 6 years ago from a heart attack. Her loss was very difficult and unexpected; especially for my dad…
They were married for 56 years and he had a very hard time dealing with her passing. My husband and I decided with us being retired, and my mom being gone, that it would be best for my dad to come live with us.