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EMTs Wear Medical Alert Jewelry, Too!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Fri 28, 2013

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.

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Tags: medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, medical ID, ICE IDs, POTS, Dysautonomia, ICE, Tattoos, EMT, first responder

Top Three Reasons Why Caregivers Need To Wear ICE IDs

Posted by Jenna White on Feb, Wed 06, 2013

Top Three Reasons Why Caregivers Need To Wear ICE IDs

More and more often, it seems that everyday people are becoming caregivers. Our parents are living longer and may need late-life caretaking. Increasing numbers of children are developing life-threatening food allergies, and 1 in every 88 children has some form of autism. Whether you’re a parent caretaker of a young child, a grown child of a parent needing care, or both, we highly recommend that you wear an ICE ID.

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Tags: ICE IDs, caregiver IDs, medical IDs for caregivers

Pediatrics in the ER: An Interview With Dr. Andrea E.C. Shah, M.D.

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jan, Mon 21, 2013

Emergency Room physicians deal with life-and-death situations every day, handling all manner of traumas, illnesses, and injuries. Among them are ER pediatricians, specialists like Dr. Andrea E. C. Shah, M.D., a Jefferson Medical College alumnus who completed her pediatric residency at DuPont Hospital for Children. “I have spent my career practicing mostly acute care pediatrics in a multitude of settings,” says Dr. Shah, a Florida resident and mom of three active boys, “including hospitals, emergency departments, pediatric acute care centers, and private pediatric offices.”

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Tags: ICE IDs, medical ids for kids, emergency room care, in case of emergency IDs

Ask the Responder Part 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Fri 06, 2012

Ask The First Responder: Part 2

Recently, we sat down with Jeremy, a Lauren’s Hope customer, father of two girls with epilepsy, and an Engineer with Santa Barbara City Fire, to talk about the importance of wearing medical ID jewelry and how it aids first responders in the event of an emergency. He had so much great information that we decided to share his entire interview in two exclusive Lauren’s Hope blog posts! To read our first interview with Jeremy click here.

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Tags: ICE IDs, first responder on medical ids, medical tattoos, kids identification bracelets

National Bike To Work Day, Stay Safe With ICE ID's

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Wed 16, 2012

National Bike to Work Day

This Friday, May 18, 2012 is National Bike to Work Day, and that got us thinking about cycling safety, particularly about ICE (In Case of Emergency) IDs for cyclists.

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Tags: ICE IDs, ice ids for cyclists, in case of emergency ids for athletes

ICE IDs Are Important For Your Active Lifestyle

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Tue 09, 2011

Exercise is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And since it’s still swimsuit season, staying in shape is more important than ever! But exercising outdoors among the elements also poses a threat to any and all workout devotees - regardless of whether they have a medical condition. Here are three major reasons why an ICE ID bracelet is another important element of an active lifestyle.

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Tags: ICE IDs, ice alert ids, ice ids for runners

ICE IDs vs. Medical IDs. What is the Difference?

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Mon 08, 2011

Maybe you wear your Lauren’s Hope bracelet every day, everywhere you go. You may be a devoted customer with a serious medical condition who understands the importance of always wearing your medical ID bracelet. But you may have never thought about your perfectly healthy parents, children, or significant other as needing emergency identification in the event of a crisis...what would happen to them? Would medical personnel know who they are? Who to contact? Answer these questions and calm your fears with an in case of emergency identification bracelet.

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Tags: ICE IDs, what is an ice id, ice ids for travel, ice ids for safety, kids ice ids

Beat the Heat With Our Cool Tips

Posted by Emily Battmer on Jul, Tue 26, 2011

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Tags: hot weather safety tips, medical identification for the elderly, stroke, ICE IDs, heat safety tips

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