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Top Five Ways to Raise Epilepsy Awareness

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Mon 10, 2014

It’s November, and although we talk about Epilepsy throughout the year here at Lauren’s Hope, we like to make a special point to raise some extra awareness this time of year, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Want to join in?

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Tags: epilepsy, medical alert jewelry, Epilepsy Awareness Month, Seizures, Seizure Disorder, purple medical ID jewelry

Top Five Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Wed 13, 2013

Did you know November is Epilepsy Awareness Month? Yup! Of course, for a great many of our fantastic customers and fans, every month is Epilepsy Awareness Month because every day is Epilepsy Awareness Day when you or someone you love live(s) with epilepsy. In their honor, here we go with the...

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Tags: epilepsy, Medical ID Jewelry, medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, Epilepsy Awareness Month, Seizures, Seizure Disorder

Top Ten Tips For A Safe Halloween

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Mon 28, 2013

Lately, we've talked a bit here on the Lauren's Hope blog about creating an allergy-friendly or chocolate-free Halloween: wearing medical alert jewelry while trick-or-treating, talking with teachers and caregivers, planning special food and non-food treats, and so on. For kids with food allergies, epilepsy, type one diabetes, special needs, and chronic health conditions, there are a lot of considerations this time of year, however, there are lots of things we can also do to keep everyone -- those with medical conditions and not -- safe this Halloween.

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Tags: Halloween, epilepsy, safety, T1D, autism, food allergy safety, allergies, allergy, type one diabetes, food allergies

A Pre-Halloween Safety Guide

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Mon 07, 2013

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.

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Tags: Halloween, epilepsy, safety, T1D, autism, food allergy safety, allergies, allergy, type one diabetes, food allergies

Catching Up With Symphony: A Customer Story of Hope

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Mon 27, 2013

Back in 2011, we interviewed Gretchen, a determined mom of two whose younger child, Symphony, was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) at three months old in 2006. At the time, Gretchen wrote, "When I found out that my daughter had been a victim of child abuse, the feeling was surreal. I was in shock and I felt like I was in the middle of a nightmare. I wanted someone to wake me up.” 

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Tags: epilepsy, medical alert jewelry, special needs, children, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SBS, VP shunt

Top Ten Reasons People Wear Medical ID Jewelry

Posted by Jenna White on Feb, Wed 27, 2013

Top Ten Reasons People Wear Medical ID Jewelry

Millions of people wear medical ID necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and charms every day, and they all have a reason for doing so. Here at Lauren’s Hope, because we make fully customizable, interchangeable medical ID bracelets, we see all sorts of different engraving requests. Here’s our list of the top ten reasons people wear medical ID jewelry.

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Tags: diabetes, epilepsy, Medical ID Jewelry, gastric bypass, food allergies, caregivers, drug allergies, kids, athletes, disability, alzheimers

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Posted by Jenna White on Nov, Mon 05, 2012

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with epilepsy, we encourage you to visit the National Epilepsy Awareness Foundation for tips, tools and information about living with epilepsy. 

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Tags: epilepsy

November Story of Hope & Epilepsy Awareness Giveaway {Winner Announcement}

Posted by Jenna White on Nov, Wed 16, 2011

Thank you to everyone who shared our Epilepsy Awareness Story of Hope and to those who entered our giveaway.

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Tags: epilepsy, epilepsy awareness, epilepsy giveaway

5 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Epilepsy

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Thu 25, 2011

It’s that time of year again – a time for back to school shopping, adjusting to your school year schedule, and just a little bit of worrying about new teachers and their knowledge of your child’s epilepsy. There is a lot for your student’s teachers to learn about this condition, but don’t be overwhelmed! Start by giving new teachers these few simple tips and eliminate the worrying from your back-to-school “to do” list!

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Tags: epilepsy

Safety Tips for Traveling with Epilepsy

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Thu 04, 2011

Summer is starting to wind down and the furthest you’ve gotten from home is the doctor’s office. Give yourself a break with a little much-needed time away. Don’t let your epilepsy interfere with your travel plans! People with epilepsy may need to do a little extra planning before hitting the highway, but it’s worth making the trip. Here are just follow a few simple tips from the Epilepsy Foundation to keep yourself safe on the road, in the air, and wherever your travels take you!

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Tags: epilepsy, epilepsy bracelets, epilepsy awareness bracelet, epilepsy alert bracelet, epilepsy traveling tips

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