National Safety Month: Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness

Shocking data released by the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals that more than 2,000 children younger than 4 are killed each year accidentally. This National Safety Month, NSC encourages everyone to focus on young child safety and parent education. Safety can begin at home by taking simple steps that reduce…

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5 Ways to Prevent Shortness of Breath With COPD

Managing shortness of breath when you have COPD can be difficult. Luckily, you can minimize and prevent the frequency and severity of shortness of breath episodes by making a few lifestyle changes combined with proper treatment. You may be already taking rescue medications and using oxygen therapy to help relieve…

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How Adapted Patient Clothing Can Help in Recovery: INGA Wellbeing’s Story

Start up patient clothing company INGA Wellbeing has turned personal frustration about the de-humanising effect of the hospital gown and the difficulties of dressing in ‘home’ clothes when seriously or chronically unwell, to create elegant, comfortable and functional ‘normal-looking’ day- and nightwear for men and women undergoing medical treatment.  …

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Medical Alert Bracelet Helps Police Return Wandering Child with Autism

  A missing child is every parent’s fear and something that they hope never happens to them. Right with you one minute, and then with a blink of an eye, gone the next.  At first you hope that it is just a prank, that your child is going to suddenly…

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Anti-Stress Hacks to Try This Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month and for health care professionals, it is a special opportunity to increase public awareness about stress, its causes, and negative effects. More than 1 in 4 Americans describe themselves as “super stressed” and a study shows that 77% Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by…

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IBS and Emergency Situations: Can Medical IDs Help?

  Since 1997, April has been designated as a special month for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness. According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, IBS affects up to 1 in 7 Americans. It is estimated that up to 45 million people in the US are affected by this…

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Improving Patient Safety with Medical IDs

Patient Safety Awareness Week marks a special time to increase awareness of patient safety among health professionals and the public. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient safety as “the prevention of harm to patients.” According to the Center for Patient Safety, up to 98,000 patients die annually in hospitals…

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Diabetes Alert Day 2018: A Wake-Up Call on Type 2 Diabetes

March 27, 2018, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It is an important day for raising awareness of type 2 diabetes and in encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This test only takes 60 seconds to complete and can instantly tell users if they’re at risk of…

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