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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CHD Support Groups and Organizations for Heart Families

February 7-14 marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week! During this time, everyone is encouraged to help raise awareness of this serious medical condition. CHD is the number one birth defect that affects every 125 babies every year in the United States. Parents whose children are diagnosed with CHD are presented…

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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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National Pharmacist Day 2018: 5 Things Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

January 12 is National Pharmacist Day and it’s a good opportunity for everyone to show appreciation to all pharmacists in the health community. This day also celebrates the expansive role that pharmacists have today that go beyond dispensing medication. Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP who works in a community pharmacy in…

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Holiday & Travel Safety with Medical IDs

The holiday season is among the busiest travel periods of the year.  A breaking number of 107.3 million Americans are expected to travel from December 23 in time for Christmas and to January 1 to spend New Year’s Day with family and friends. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane,…

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Truths to know about insect allergies

Truths you should know about insect allergies No one likes getting stung by a bee. It can be traumatizing for a young child and annoying for everyone else. But for those with insect allergies, it can also be life-threatening. The most serious insect allergic reactions are  to five insects: Yellow jackets Honeybees…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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According to the National Stroke Association, there are 6.8 million adult stroke survivors in the U.S. Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 or press the button on your One Call Alert IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs.   Stroke…

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