Fibromyalgia Medical ID: Keep Moving on Your Own Terms

Lana wears a medical alert ID for Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.   Living with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) all these years, I know that I need to be on top of both my conditions. That means monitoring both fibromyalgia and RA daily, eating healthy, and taking the medications my…

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First Responders Trained to Look for Medical Alert IDs, DNR Orders

One of the most common questions about medical IDs is if emergency responders check for them. In a survey conducted by American Medical ID, 95% of responders look for medical alert jewelry around a patient’s neck or wrist. EMS protocols in the US and around the world include searching for…

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Amber’s Lupus Journey

A medical ID is recommended to anyone living with a medical condition. In an emergency, it can easily and effectively communicate a chronic disease, such as Lupus, to first responders. I knew little about systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) until I was confronted with my diagnosis in 2012 at the age…

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This Healthy Travel Packing List is Recommended by the CDC

New research shows that travel is the top bucket list goal for Americans. If you are planning your next trip, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an extensive list of health-related items to consider packing. This list can help you feel more prepared and enjoy more peace…

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How our Paracord Medical IDs Are Supporting Refugee Women Artisans

Paracords are popular for being a handy bracelet or strap to have in an emergency. It can be used in so many ways but the most popular use for it (because of its strength) is outdoor adventures. Just like a medical ID, a paracord can help save your life in…

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Debra’s Multiple Sclerosis Journey

A medical ID is recommended to anyone living with a medical condition such as Multiple Sclerosis. Photo credit: Kiki Charles   The hardest thing for me about multiple sclerosis (MS) is its unpredictability. At age 36, I escaped from an abusive relationship and rebuilt my life. By age 44, I…

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Parents of Allergy Sufferers Create Food Safety App for Eating Out

It is unsettling and very unfortunate that approximately 3,000 people die each year from food poisoning while another 128,000 are hospitalized according to the Center for Disease Control. Furthermore, every three minutes a person is admitted to the Emergency Room due to some type of allergic reaction. Researchers estimate that…

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Why Fake Medical IDs Are Not Funny

Medical IDs are worn by many people with medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, autism, and food allergies. The intention is to alert first responders of their chronic illness, allergies, or medications even if they are not conscious enough, old enough, or too injured to explain. According to EMS World,…

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Bethenny Frankel’s Allergy to Fish Raises Awareness on Medical ID Bracelets

“Purchased a new @americanmedicalid and changed the inscription to ensure that I receive epinephrine and that 911 is called!” – @Liladri317 Food allergy to fish or shellfish affects 2.3% of the US Population. Approximately 6.6 million Americans are affected by seafood allergy which often develops in adulthood. A study showed…

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