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Write New Year's Resolutions You'll Keep

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 27, 2016

We’re less than a week out from 2017, and in addition to a bunch of leftover Christmas treats, most of us probably have a list of leftover New Year’s Resolutions from last January. It happens every year. Most of us have fantastic intentions. The follow through…. Well… again, for most of us, that could use some work.

There are some ways we can help improve our odds of keeping those resolutions, though. So today, let’s look at the Top Five Ways To Write New Year’s Resolutions...And Keep Them!

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Tags: new years resolutions, New Year's Resolutions, goal setting

Why You Need A Blood Thinner Medical ID Bracelet

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 20, 2016

Not long ago, an acquaintance was telling me a story, which led to his sharing with me that he had experienced multiple heart attacks several years prior. In discussing his story, he told me how much better his health had become as he had made some lifestyle changes and that on a daily basis, the only thing he didn’t like was having to take blood thinners. Of course, my eyes flicked down to his wrist. No medical ID. I looked at his neck...no necklace chain.... So I asked, “Did your doctor ever tell you that you need to wear a medical ID for blood thinner use?” And his answer stunned me: No.

Considering how adamant most cardiologists and general practitioners are about ensuring that their patients wear “heart patient” medical ID bracelets or necklaces, and especially that people on blood thinners wear medical ID jewelry, I was really surprised when he followed up with a question of his own: “Why would I need to wear a medical ID if I’m on blood thinners?” I’m not ashamed to admit I got up on my soapbox a little on this one because this is a really big deal. But if no one told this man he needed a medical ID when on blood thinners, odds are there are other people on blood thinners who don’t know why they need one either. So here we go:

Three (or more...) Reasons Why You Need A Blood Thinner Medical Alert

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Tags: blood thinners, on blood thinners, blood thinner medical ID

FAQ: Beyond What To Engrave On Your Medical ID!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 13, 2016

If you’re wondering what to engrave on your medical ID, we have you covered. Click over here for some great examples and information.

Looking for some other engraving-related answers? You’re in the right spot!

Here are our Top 5 (Not-What-To-Engrave) Engraving Questions

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Tags: what to engrave, engraving, rotary engraving, color engraving, what to engrave on your medical id tag

What Do I Engrave On My Medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Tue 06, 2016

Of all the things we’re asked here at Lauren’s Hope, what to engrave on a medical ID is one of the most common. In general, we recommend engraving a few essential items:

FIRST NAME, LAST NAME

MEDICAL CONDITION(S)

TREATMENT CONSIDERATION(S)

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER 1

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER 2


However, your medical ID is as unique as you are. You have the opportunity to engrave what serves your needs best, and we’re here to help with that. So if your engraving doesn’t quite fit the typical mold above, that’s ok. Custom engraving gives you the freedom to make sure your medical ID is just right for you.

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Tags: what to engrave, Medical Alert, medical ID, custom engraved medical alert jewelry, how to engrave

How Do I Choose A Medical ID For A Child?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Thu 01, 2016

Choosing a medical ID bracelet or necklace for yourself is a matter of selecting the type and style you like and determining what to engrave. But choosing a medical ID bracelet or necklace for a child is a little bit different. Here are a few tips to help you find the best medical alert bracelet for kids.

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Tags: medical id bracelets for kids, cute medical ids for kids, kids allergy alert bands

Giving Tuesday: Teaming up with HemoHelper!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 29, 2016

We all know that the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday and a few days later comes Cyber Monday. But did you know that the day after that is called Giving Tuesday? That's right! Today is Giving Tuesday, and it's all about giving back. Plus...we're still having GREAT savings just for you!

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Tags: hemophilia, free medical ID jewelry, hemohelper, charity, Giving Tuesday

How To Choose The Right Medical ID

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 22, 2016

Medical ID jewelry used to be pretty straightforward. It was metal, plain, and honestly boring or unattractive. When Lauren’s Hope produced the very first stylish, interchangeable medical ID bracelet in 2001, we changed all of that. We gave people high quality, attractive options and turned something people often felt was an unwanted tag or label they had to wear into something beautiful people truly want to wear. The flip side: There are so many options! How is a person to choose!?

Look no further for answers! We’ve got a handy rundown for you of the different types of medical IDs to help you choose the best ID for you.

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical ID bracelet, medical ids, choose a medical ID, medical ID necklace

Do I Need A Medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 15, 2016

If you’re asking, then odds are the answer is yes. Wearing medical ID jewelry, particularly when it is custom engraved with your specific information, is a simple daily habit that can make a huge difference in an emergency. If you’re not sure, ask yourself:

Are you at risk of your health condition(s) causing an emergency? For instance, people with Type 1 Diabetes are at risk of having a low blood glucose event, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including (but of course not limited to) disorientation, loss of balance and coordination, and loss of consciousness. Wearing a medical ID bracelet custom engraved with your name, diagnosis, treatment instructions/considerations, and emergency contact information can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of that event. If a first responder knows immediate that s/he is seeing a diabetic emergency, s/he can jump straight to checking glucose numbers and treating you rather than doing detective work to figure out what’s going on. Says Jeremy*, an EMT and Santa Barbara City Fire Department Engineer, “It really speeds up the decision-making process [as we] try to, One: See what the problem is, and, Two: Try to correct it. If it’s something as simple as diabetes, if we give someone sugar, in less than a minute, they can be sitting up and talking to us. But if we don’t know they have diabetes, there’s a longer process to go through [...] One of the most important things is patient history, and any medical problems that are on that bracelet are huge clues [as we’re determining] what’s going on with that person.”

Even before first responders arrive, if a Good Samaritan reads your medical ID to a 911 dispatcher, they can immediately start providing better guidance to those attempting to assist you until medical professionals arrive.

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Tags: diabetes, Medical Alert, medical ids, type 1 diabetes, medical ID

Giving Back: Supporting Our Local Type 1 Diabetes Community

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 08, 2016

Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl with Type 1 Diabetes inspired the design of the very first stylish, interchangeable medical ID bracelet. That was Lauren. And that first little group of bracelets she received as a gift from her mom’s friend was the beginning of Lauren’s Hope.

Today, we carry hundreds of medical ID jewelry styles for men, women, and kids with all manner of medical conditions all over the world. But in the beginning, we started with Type 1. That’s one of the many reasons why the Type 1 Diabetes community is so dear to us as a team and why giving back to Type 1 organizations nationwide is so core to who we are as a company. As we get into Diabetes Awareness Month, we hope you’ll join us in supporting the Type 1 community, not only today, but all year long.

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, kids with courage, T1D charity, Kansas City Type 1 Diabetes, Kendra Scott, Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Month, Kendra Scott Gives Back

Raise Awareness For Epilepsy!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 01, 2016


Although we talk about epilepsy every day here at Lauren’s Hope, November is a time when we do so even more. And to help turn that spotlight on this extremely complex condition that impacts so many of our wonderful customers, today, we’re sharing some basic facts about epilepsy, ideas on how to raise awareness, and a couple of travel notes as we head into the holiday season.

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Tags: epilepsy, epilepsy awareness, epilepsy medical IDs

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