As parents, we are filled with pride when watching our children reach their milestones throughout the years. Witnessing their first steps, losing their first tooth, walking with them into their first day of Kindergarten, and seeing their smile as they cross the stage at their high school graduation are just a few landmarks we’ll never forget.
When your graduate’s first college acceptance letter arrived, you probably felt both anxious and excited for their journey ahead.
This Mother’s Day, MedicAlert says a big thank you to all the moms, step-moms and grandmothers out there. Thank you for all of your love and support, and most of all, for the self-sacrifices you make with your role as a mother.
Mother’s Day is a reminder that motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is.
The return of spring has brought many exciting outdoor pleasures, but allergies are definitely not among them.
While many of us look forward to spending our free time outside enjoying the warmer months, those with seasonal allergies dread the endless sneezing, itchy noses, watery eyes, and asthma flare-ups that arrive unwanted this time of year.
Although seasonal changes can be dreaded by those living with allergies or asthma, there are ways to still enjoy outdoor festivities with family and friends this spring and summer while avoiding severe allergy and asthma fare-ups.
Today, MedicAlert Foundation received a voluntary mention in a New York Times piece written by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an attending physician at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Ca. Dr Zitter is board- certified in both critical care and palliative care medicine.
She tells the story of her 86-year-old patient being placed on full life support. Upon the paramedics’ arrival, his wife was too panic-stricken to relay the critical information of her husband’s end-of-life wishes- that he no longer wanted to be hospitalized, or held captive by machines keeping him alive.
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine life without our mothers. Their guidance, unconditional love and support is what helped us become who we are today.
On Mother’s Day, what better way to show our mom or mother figures how much we care, then to remind her about the importance of her health, so that we can have her around for many years to come?
Mothers tend to put the rest of the family’s health ahead of their own. While being a mother always means caring for others, there are a few ways Mom can take care of herself every day to live a healthier life.
She waited anxiously for your arrival into the world, witnessed your first steps, bandaged your scraped knees, read your favorite bedtime stories, comforted you through heartaches, and supported your dreams and ambitions. It may seem odd to call being a Mother a job, but it’s most definitely work, with long hours and no sick pay. With that being said, being a Mom is also one of the most rewarding jobs there is.