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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although bullying is in the news regularly these days, many people aren't truly clear on what constitutes bullying and why these anti-bullying programs are in place.
Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged. In this state, the heart is less able to efficiently and effectively pump oxygenated blood throughout the body, which causes a multitude of issues. In severe cases, cardiomyopathy can cause heart failure.
People often associate breast cancer with a secondary diagnosis: lymphedema. Not everyone who has lived with breast cancer will develop lymphedema, and nowhere near everyone with lymphedema has (or has had) breast cancer. In fact, although breast cancer treatment (radiation) is the leading cause of lymphedema in the United States, worldwide it is much more common for people to develop lymphedema due to a parasitic infection. So let's cover the basics first.
Halloween is a fun time, filled with treats and crafts and excitement. For adults and children with chronic conditions such as food allergies, type one diabetes, autism, or epilepsy, however, Halloween is sometimes a little scary, and not in the fun way. Protecting our kids and ourselves from the very real dangers of this fun season can be a real challenge, which means planning ahead is essential.
Imagine getting a compliment on your Lauren’s Hope bracelet while getting your hair done, only to find out that your stylist is THE Lauren of Lauren’s Hope! That’s just what happened to a Dallas-area woman (right) whose medical alert bracelet caught the eye of her stylist recently, because 25-year-old cosmetologist Lauren Philips can spot a Lauren’s Hope design a mile off. After all, she IS Lauren.
It's October, and that means Halloween, haunted houses, fall leaf piles, pumpkin spice lattes and PINK. Lots of pink. Pink everywhere. Why? Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and most unfortunately, it seems just about everyone knows someone (or is the someone) who has or has had breast cancer. It's no surprise, given that one in eight women will have breast cancer in her lifetime. One in every eight.
Every day here at Lauren's Hope, we engrave medical ID jewelry. We engrave medical ID dog tags and medical alert bracelets and medical ID plaques and on and on. Some of them are rotary engraved. Some are laser engraved with blackfill. Some are short and some are long and some are even funny or sweet or inspiring. But all of them have one thing in common: they have to be brief.
Around the offices here at Lauren’s Hope, a lot of us wear medical ID jewelry. And not just because we love it! So for today’s blog, I caught up with Lauren’s Hope Jewelry Designer, Katy Russell, who wears her Lauren’s Hope medical ID bracelet because she has hypoglycemia, a severe form of low blood sugar.
In the US alone, at least 25 million people live with asthma, a chronic lung condition in which the passageways through which air normally travels to and in the lungs become inflamed and constricted. This chronic condition causes a sensation of tightness in the chest of varying severity, and it also creates shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and gasping. While asthma generally presents in childhood and continues throughout a person’s life, some people do develop asthma later in life.
"I was first diagnosed with Type one diabetes when I was 11 years old. I hated my medical alert bracelet and refused to wear it. By the time I was 14, I needed another option. That's when I discovered Laurens Hope. What I love most about their bracelets is I never feel that my bracelet is a label. A conversation starter, an expression of myself, a safety measure- It is. But I enjoy the fact that unless I say something or someone is looking for it, no one would ever know it was a medic alert bracelet. Thank you for these wonderful bracelets! My mother can sleep a little better knowing that I now wear my bracelet every day while I am away at college."
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