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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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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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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World Kidney Day: Medical IDs for Kidney Disease Awareness

March is an important month for one of the most hardworking organs in the body. Kidneys work 24/7 and each day, 50 gallons of blood are filtered by this organ. Because having healthy kidneys is vital for overall health and vitality, National Kidney Month is celebrated annually in March together…

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Heart Style Medical ID Charms and Pendants We Love

There’s a lot of reasons to reasons to wear our favorite heart charms and pendant this month! February marks important events like American Heart Month, CHD Awareness Month, and Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, American Medical ID is offering discounts on all heart-style medical IDs! If you can’t decide which medical…

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5 Healthy Heart Hacks to Try During American Heart Month

February 2018 is American Heart Month! The theme for this year is being in control of one’s heart health and that risks can be reduced at any age. Additionally, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute encourages everyone to move more for their heart health. Striving for at least 2…

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Stylish Medical IDs to Wear in 2018

Medical IDs are an important accessory for people living with medical conditions. They’re a simple yet effective way to communicate crucial health information during an emergency. Once considered plain, boring, and unfashionable – medical IDs now have a variety of styles that can match the latest fashion trends of 2018.…

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Should You Wear a Medical ID for Thyroid Disorders?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month! Did you know? Thyroid diseases are very common and affects as many as 30 million Americans. Common thyroid disorders include the following: Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s disease Grave’s disease Goiter Thyroid nodules The thyroid is considered as the master gland of metabolism and energy. Depending on…

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