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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 ›
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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 ›
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February 3, 2020
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 ›
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December 4, 2019
As the holidays approach, we want our children to enjoy all school festivities. However, as a parent of a child with food allergies, this also brings extra concerns and stress. Studies show that activities outside the norm, like class parties, present a higher risk for children with food allergies. The... More ›
November 12, 2019
Our middle son Brandon was diagnosed with Autism shortly after his second birthday. Over the years, my ability to stay home and be with Brandon at all times before and after school has been a blessing, especially since he has developed a strong tendency to wander. Six years ago my... More ›
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November 10, 2019
Although he was diagnosed with autism at a very young age, 20-year old Matthew didn’t have a wandering incident until he became a teenager. Matthew first wandering from his high school campus and a few months later, leaving the house in the middle of the night, Matthew’s mother Bonnie decided... More ›
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October 15, 2019
Staying active and fit is essential, especially for those with a chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, epilepsy or heart disease. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine not only strengthens your body and allows you to maintain an active lifestyle -- it also strengthens your mind. Laura Spadaro is 48... More ›
September 24, 2019
Preventing falls for an aging parent is a concern for any caregiver. According to the Centers for Disease Control : “Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their... More ›