Over the years, it has been revealed that many living with latex allergies are those that work in the healthcare industry, or others who are exposed to latex products on a regular basis.
Many don't realized just how much of a common component latex is in many medical and dental supplies, including: disposable gloves, dental dams, airway and intravenous tubing, syringes, stethoscopes, catheters, dressings and bandages.
A few weeks ago, Carol awoke around 630am like she does every morning to start a pot of coffee before bringing her husband John his daily medications.
However, on that Monday morning, the last thing she was expecting was to find her husband had wandered from home. John was diagnosed with late-stage Alzheimer’s a few years ago, and this was his second time wandering.
Carol would’ve likely noticed he was missing earlier, but because he’d been battling bronchitis for a few days, John had been sleeping in the guest room down the hall.
Over the years, the global awareness that has been raised through the pink ribbon has helped increase early detection of breast cancer, helped make women more aware of the importance of regular breast self-examinations, the value of understanding their risk factors, while also contributing to funding for a cure.
Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers, and pink pastel sea of color that marks October; Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect.
On Saturday, September 9th, MedicAlert Team Members and their families attended the Modesto, California Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at the Graceada Park neighborhood. It was a beautiful morning to be out in our local community walking for such an important cause, and supporting our partners at the Alzheimer’s Association.
While many will soon be off to farmer’s markets buying bushels of harvest apples, pumpkins, and corn, others will be rushing to the nearest drug store for over-the-counter allergy medications and boxes of tissues.
Fall can be the worst time of year for people with seasonal allergies. Along with dropping temperatures and changing vegetation, weeds and other plants release pollen into the air and outdoor molds grow under fallen leaves, triggering allergy symptoms for nearly 40 million Americans.
With the return of pumpkin-spice-who-knows-what lattes, desserts, and more, our light and healthy summer eating habits can easily spiral out of control this fall.
Our favorite seasonal drinks, treats, and comfort foods can make it tempting to keep going back form more (you know… just a second slice of pie or maybe just one more pumpkin spice latte to help get us through the day).
With a little effort, autumn’s best super foods can help us stay true to our healthy eating efforts throughout the upcoming cold-weather months.