May is National Stroke Awareness Month

stroke awareness

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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World Health Day vouches to beat diabetes

world health day

Each year the World Health Organization identifies a global health concern to address on World Health Day, April 7. The 2016 theme is Beat Diabetes. Diabetes worldwide Around the globe, more than 350 million people live with diabetes, and that number is projected to grow. Most—about 90 percent—have type 2…

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7 Reasons You Probably Never Heard of to Wear a Medical ID

reasons to wear a medical ID

Most people recognize medical IDs as a necessity if you live with diabetes or food allergies. But there are a number of different reasons you probably have never heard of for people to wear a medical ID. 7. Your loved one doesn’t always remember. Dementia affects more than just your ability…

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2015 Review: Your Top 5 Favorite Posts

2015 review

This year we learned how to help teenagers cope with diabetes, how to be a safe patient, calming meditation techniques, and how children in Haiti are safer with medical IDs. We also heard from real parents of children with food allergies, chronic heart conditions and hydrocephalus. In all our learning…

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Free IDs for Kids at Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti

kay mackenson clinic

Inspired by their adoptive son’s diabetes diagnosis, Drs.  Rick and Wendy Bonnell established Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti in 2012 with partners Dr. Chris and Lisa Carpenter. A nonprofit organization, the clinic provides comprehensive medical care to disadvantaged Haitian children who live with chronic, non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, heart disease,…

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