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August 10, 2020
“I think I can save more lives with MedicAlert than I ever can with my scalpel.” - Dr. Marion Collins, MedicAlert Founder August is National MedicAlert Awareness Month. Founded in 1956, MedicAlert Foundation is recognized for developing the first national medical ID system. It all started with the simple idea... More ›
June 24, 2020
By Gloria Ferreira In March of 2016, I started to develop symptoms that are typical of someone with type 1 diabetes: increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, mood swings, fatigue and weakness, and blurred vision. The symptoms presented themselves slowly. I recall my first symptom was excessive... More ›
June 19, 2020
According to the Epilepsy Foundation , 3.4 million people in the United States live with epilepsy. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. And 1 in 3 people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because there is no available treatment that works for... More ›
June 19, 2020
Meet I’mere – an active, friendly and totally lovable five-year-old. Like other boys his age, he loves going to the park, eating spaghetti and fruit, and visiting Disneyland. Nothing stops I’mere from playing an energetic game of hide and seek or enjoying his Sonic toys, not even the seizures he... More ›
June 10, 2020
The demands of managing a chronic medical condition such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, or heart disease can feel overwhelming. Trying to keep track of every detail while simultaneously advocating for your health is time consuming and stressful. Truth be told, just scheduling doctor’s appointments, especially when newly diagnosed, is... More ›
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, and 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 —... More ›
May 6, 2020
Meet Jessica - a MedicAlert member for 15 years, living courageously with congenital heart disease (CHD). On a daily basis, Jessica manages multiple heart defects such as Tetralogy of Fallout (ToF), which is a cardiac anomaly that’s a combination of four related heart defects: ventricular septal defect (VSD), overriding aorta,... More ›