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A mom hugging her autistic son in a protective and loving way.
August 27, 2019
For parents raising a child with a cognitive delay or Autism, keeping a child safe brings on a completely different set of concerns. With all children, you’re worried about keeping them safe on the playground, teaching them how to look both ways when crossing the street, , and not talk... More ›
August 27, 2019
When you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s hard to know what any given day will be like. Some days are better than others. Life is grand when your loved one is feeling strong and healthy, ready to take on... More ›
August 23, 2019
Nine-year old Brandon can usually be found playing in his tree house or out in the yard exploring. There have only been a few instances while in the company of his four siblings, or even mom and dad, that Brandon has wandered off. Even on these occasions, he has never... More ›
A beautiful sunset over an ocean
August 19, 2019
“I think I can save more lives with MedicAlert than I’ll ever save with my scalpel.” - Dr. Marion C. Collins, MedicAlert Founder, 1956 It all began over 63 years ago, with a simple idea. What started as a father’s desire to protect his daughter from a fatal allergy became... More ›
A MedicAlert members bracelet on a colorful backdrop
June 14, 2019
By the Girl Behind the Hive I’m a girl who loves to pick out her accessories. I like to wear things that all match, and unfortunately, I don’t have a different MedicAlert bracelet to go with every occasion. The assortment has definitely grown since I was a little kid, but... More ›
Father and daughter cooking together, chopping bell peppers
June 10, 2019
Did you know that on average, men’s life expectancy is 5 years younger than women? Men have higher rates of heart, respiratory, liver, kidney and other diseases. And men are also less likely to be insured. All of this impacts their ability to be involved fathers, supportive partners, and engaged... 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 ›
A medicalert member smiling with her beauty pageant sash
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 ›
MedicAlert member walking in Manhattan
March 13, 2019
Sarah, 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. Sarah was too young... 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 ›