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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Veterans Can Claim Medical ID Benefit in 4 Easy Steps

There are nearly 23 million veterans in the US today and many of them face different health issues as a result of their military service. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) issued a directive to make medical ID bracelets and pendants accessible to all veterans. Under this directive, veterans can claim…

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Secrets about latex allergies you never knew

Secrets about latex allergies you never knew The basics People with latex allergies have an immune response to the natural rubber latex that is found in gloves, balloons and other items. There are three types of reactions to latex. The most severe, life-threatening is when a person has a full-on…

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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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