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May 26, 2020
MedicAlert Foundation and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA ) have teamed up to raise awareness of asthma and anaphylaxis. Our first commitment is to make a Pact to A.C.T - a proactive approach to help you manage... More ›
May 20, 2020
It’s allergy season again, and this year some experts are predicting the worst seasonal allergy conditions in years. To add more stress, the coronavirus pandemic is upon us – and sometimes it’s hard to know if your symptoms are allergies, asthma, or COVID-19. People living with allergies and asthma need... More ›
May 14, 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s lives. Socially, emotionally, financially – and often in ways we don’t expect. For the autism community, the changes wrought by COVID-19 are acute. Life during coronavirus is anything but routine – and routine is something that families living with autism count on to... More ›
May 11, 2020
Meet longtime MedicAlert member Larkin Clark , an accomplished writer, photographer, filmmaker, avid traveler who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 26 years. Unlike type 2 diabetes — which is more common and can often be controlled or reversed with diet, exercise, and/or medication — type... More ›
May 6, 2020
Meet Jessica, a MedicAlert member for 15 years, and living courageously with congenital heart disease (CHD). On a daily basis, Jessica manages her multiple heart defects such as Tetralogy of Fallout (TOF) which is a cardiac anomaly that is a combination of four related heart defects: ventricular septal defect (VSD),... More ›
April 7, 2020
Last week we held our first ever MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour – a live session answering many of your questions about the coronavirus. Our special guest, the Honorable Dr. David Shulkin, offered deep insights and practical advice for living during these challenging times. If you missed it, you can check... More ›
April 3, 2020
During National Developmental Disabilities and Autism Awareness Month, we’re highlighting our long-time partner Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC). For more than 20 years, MedicAlert Foundation and VMRC have shared a mission to not only protect, but also empower those living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Recently, we had... More ›
March 13, 2020
I had my first anaphylactic reaction to fish in 1989, a couple months before my 9th birthday. I arrived at the hospital in time to receive epinephrine and thankfully I survived. Allergy tests would reveal I was allergic to all seafood and fish, though I’d been eating it without incident... More ›
 a word cloud that displays a variety of allergens
February 19, 2020
By Sarah Ackerman When I was three years old, I got my first real piece of jewelry. It was silver and gold and customized for me. There was nobody else in the world who could wear this bracelet, and I felt special. My MedicAlert bracelet has remained on my wrist... More ›
February 14, 2020
Here’s a staggering fact: according to the CD C , more than 100 million Americans have hypertension, or high blood pressure. That’s more than 40% of U.S. adults. It’s the most common cardiovascular disease. Even more mind-blowing? Less than half of those with hypertension have... More ›