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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
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 ›
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 know they have one, but have no clue what it does, and why it is so important to their health. The lack of awareness about the existence of our thyroid gland is alarming... 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 ›
September 8, 2017
You don’t have to live in the hurricane belt to be prepared for extreme emergency situations and have a plan in place to overcome them. Every family should prepare themselves and their home for emergencies, even if you live safely away from coastal towns and cities, because other disasters can... More ›
August 24, 2017
Spicy Sausage with Chicken and Kale (Courtesy of Men’s Health) Ingredients: 1/4 pound loose pork sausage 1/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped 2 minced garlic cloves Pinch each of red-pepper flakes and ground cumin 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup chopped kale Directions: Heat a dime-size... More ›