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How to Travel with Anaphylactic Allergies

November 18, 2022
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Allergies to certain foods or environmental elements have become increasingly common, and severe reactions to allergy triggers are on the rise as well. A 2014 study reports that close to 2% of the United States population is living with severe anaphylactic allergies. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening physical reaction to an allergen – often something very […]

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Medical IDs for the Elderly

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Accidents and medical emergencies can happen to anyone—regardless of age. However, the elderly are considered an at risk population for accidents, with falls being the most common cause of injuries resulting in medical treatment or hospitalization. The elderly population is also susceptible to heart attacks, stroke, seizures, and confusion. While it is impossible to predict […]

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Do First Responders Really Look for Medical IDs?

October 27, 2022
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How MedicAlert and first responders work together to protect you. During a crisis, it’s always a huge relief to see a first responders arrive on the scene. These are the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics we trust to save lives and property during accidents, disasters, or medical emergencies. Because they arrive […]

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Why MedicAlert is Part of a Smart Emergency Preparedness Plan

October 4, 2022
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From wildfires, floods, and tornadoes, to hurricanes, disease outbreaks, and tsunamis, natural and other disasters will always be part of life on earth. Unfortunately, even with their absolute best efforts, scientists can’t always predict the exact time a disaster will strike. Because of the global pandemic and other recent natural disasters, Americans are more aware […]

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Best Medical IDs for Nickel and Metal Allergies

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If you have any chronic health condition, wearing a high-quality medical ID is critical to keeping you safe in a medical emergency. But what if you have an allergy to the nickel or metal found in many medical IDs? The itching, rash, and discomfort that metal allergies can cause are disruptive and can prevent you […]

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