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August 23, 2019
Nine-year old Brandon can usually be found playing in his tree house or out in the yard exploring. He has autism, and although many kids with autism wander, Brandon wasn’t typically one of them. There had only been a few instances while in the company of his mom, dad or... 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 ›
A woman in her thirties, long brown hair looking in the mirror to do a thyroid self-exam.
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 ›
A group of five happy children smiling in a pile of fall leaves.
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 ›