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May 15, 2019
20th Annual National Women's Health week May 12th through May 18th, 2019 Millions of women are taking steps to improve their health. This week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. MedicAlert Foundation wants to also encourage women... More ›
April 11, 2019
We are excited to reveal our new website to our members and new visitors. Thank you to our MedicAlert family – members and employees alike – for your honest feedback over the past year. You all played a critical role in helping us improve our member experience with the launch... More ›
March 13, 2019
Looking at Alexandra DeBourcy, you would never guess that she has a single health concern, especially anything as serious as epilepsy, unless you happen to see the MedicAlert ID on her wrist. You would never know the 34-year-old former advertising executive once woke up from a seizure unable to remember... More ›
March 13, 2019
Carole Weitz, a MedicAlert member since 1984, didn’t have time for a cold, much less a rare, life-threatening disease. She was too busy raising two kids and working as an executive at an advertising and marketing firm to face a diagnosis of primary amyloidosis. Doctors were baffled. Carole was too... More ›
March 8, 2019
We kicked off SXSW this morning with a panel on "The Value of Technology in Building the Blueprint for Healthy Communities". As the CEO of the MedicAlert Foundation, we are highly focused on being there for our members when they have a “MedicAlert Moment”. This can be a... More ›
March 6, 2019
Like many social workers, Chrissy Shaver , a MedicAlert member since 2018, has a big heart full of compassion for people in need. Over the years, she has given her time and energy to help victims of rape and domestic abuse in New York. She used to be... More ›
January 23, 2019
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... More ›
January 15, 2019
What does your thyroid do? Ask your friends, family, and colleagues what they know, chances are they’ll tell you they are pretty sure they have one, but have no clue what it does. The lack of awareness about the existence of our thyroid gland is alarming since an estimated 15... More ›
October 1, 2017
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... More ›
September 21, 2017
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... More ›