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EMTs Wear Medical Alert Jewelry, Too!

  
  
  
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When we interview EMTs and other first responders for the Lauren’s Hope blog, it’s usually to get their front-lines perspective on what works best in an emergency when it comes to medical alert jewelry. For instance, a firefighter we interviewed explained that medical condition tattoos are generally quite ineffective because EMTs simply don’t look for them, they’re hard to see in some scenarios, and so many people have tattoos that a medical tattoo simply would not stand out. Others have explained that having your child wear an ICE (In Case of Emergency) ID is a great idea even for kids without medical concerns because kids don’t carry identification cards, and having that ICE information handy enables faster parent and caregiver notifications in an emergency.


Hypothyroidism: What You Need To Know

  
  
  
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What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism, also called “underactive thyroid,” is a condition, more common with women and those over 50, in which the thyroid does not produce and release the appropriate amounts of thyroid hormones. This is typically caused by a condition called thyroiditis in which the thyroid gland’s cells are damaged due to inflammation. Many different things can cause that initial inflammation:


Working With It: Type 1 Diabetes in The Workplace

  
  
  
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Today, on the Lauren's Hope blog, we welcome guest blogger, Jacquie Paul Wojcik, whose blog, Typical Type 1, chronicles her (busy, healthy, active, funny, normal) life with Type 1 Diabetes. We hope you'll check her out! 


A "Type Awesome" Family

  
  
  
Berks T1D Connection

Denise and Jeff Pasko are busy small business owners who operate Lausch’s Moving & Storage in Berks County, Pennsylvania. In addition to running a successful business, the Paskos are parents to twin girls, Rachel and Megan, 7. That sounds like a busy enough life for most, but the Paskos, whose daughter Megan has Type 1 Diabetes, recently launched a local diabetes support group, which, in just a few months, has grown into its own nonprofit organization, Berks T1D Connection.


What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?

  
  
  
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Millions of people in the world have sickle cell anemia, sometimes called sickle cell disease, and at least 100,000 of them live here in the US. A disorder affecting the body’s red blood cells, sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the body lacks the necessary number of red blood cells to function properly.


The Ups and Downs of Hormone Therapy

  
  
  
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Hormones are some of the most powerful agents in the human body, controlling and/or effecting metabolism, cellular restoration, immune responses, reproductive function, hunger sensations, sexual response, puberty, growth, mood, and more. They’re integral to our overall function, and as such, it is imperative that our hormones are in balance and that all of the systems that produce these agents work properly. In some cases, however, people develop conditions that require the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy: 


A Fabulous, Funny, Fantastic ... FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

  
  
  
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TGI-FSF!!

Yes! It's Friday! And better yet, it's FREE STUFF FRIDAY! We engrave hundreds and thousands of medical ID plaques here at Lauren's Hope, and every once in a while, our awesome engraving team gets a request that makes us chuckle or just say, "Awwwww!" such as this engraving on Andrew Mills' Napoli medical ID bracelet, which he ordered in honor of his girlfriend, Celeste Morris, and was kind enough to share with us.


WIN A FREE IPOD SHUFFLE AND NEW ACTIVEWEAR BAND FROM LAUREN'S HOPE!

  
  
  
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Introducing the all new ActiveWear Line from Lauren's Hope! These colorful silicone medical alert bracelets feature stainless steel medical ID plaques that flip over to display up to five lines of your personal medical information. Finally! Medical alerts for active living! 


Travel Safety Tips: Medical Alert Jewelry, Packing Ideas, And More!

  
  
  
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Recently, we had an incredibly fun FREE STUFF FRIDAY contest featuring a guest post from Kerri Sparling of Six Until Me. We asked you, our fantastic readers, to share your best travel and safety tips as contest entries, and we received more than 100 responses! With so much terrific information in those comments, we decided to compile the suggestions into one comprehensive list of travel and general safety tips for people with medical conditions. As many of our entrants came over from Six Until Me, there was a ton of great information about TWD: Traveling While Diabetic! So let's start there!


Heart Stents and Medical IDs Protect Heart Patients!

  
  
  
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What Is A Heart Stent?

The heart stent was introduced for treatment of coronary artery disease in 1986, and it has been used in the US since 1994. These expandable tubes are inserted into weak or narrow arteries in patients suffering from coronary heart disease.


Gastric Bypass Recipients Have Special Needs

  
  
  
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Gastric bypass surgery is becoming more refined and more common every year. This life-saving surgery is by no means a quick fix, but it is an excellent tool that more and more people are choosing to use in their quest for health and wellness. Here at Lauren’s Hope, people order gastric bypass medical ID bracelets on a regular basis, and one of the most common things we’re asked is what to engrave on gastric bypass medical ID jewelry. It’s a great question and one that we addressed more than two years back, right here on the Lauren’s Hope blog. In fact, “Three Reasons Why Gastric Bypass Patients Should Wear A Medical Alert,” is one of our all-time most popular blog posts. So, by popular demand (and inquiry!), here’s a second look at …


Food Allergy Bullying: A Disturbing Trend

  
  
  
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As the incidence of food allergies continues to grow in American kids, a related trend has appeared: food allergy bullying. It's certainly tough enough being a kid, and a kid with food allergies, without having to contend with bullying as well. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), however, one third of kids with food allergies experience bullying because of their food allergies. Worse still, an estimated half of these incidents go unreported to parents, who are therefore often unaware of the problem, which means kids continue to be bullied.


Beating Cancer Together: A Lauren's Hope Guest Blog

  
  
  
Cameron and Lily

Meeting All the Challenges of a Cancer Diagnosis


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