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How do I choose the right medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 24, 2015

When selecting a medical ID, there are so many options that people sometimes feel overwhelmed. In reality, there are some simple ways to determine which medical ID is best for you. Here are some helpful tips.

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Tags: Medical Alert, medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical ID, how to choose medical alert jewelry, medical alert bracelet tips, how to choose a medical ID, medic alert

What You Need To Know About Lewy Body Dementia

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Dec, Wed 03, 2014

I've heard a bit about it in the news during the past few months. Long-beloved actor Robin Williams was diagnosed with it. Casey Kasem's family battled over his care while he had it. Lewy Body Dementia is the second most diagnosed form of Dementia, following Alzheimer's, but it's a disease not very many people know about or understand.

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Tags: medical ID, alzheimers, dementia, lewy body, lewy body dementia

Safety Tips For College Students with Chronic Health Conditions

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Aug, Fri 15, 2014

As the fall semester approaches, it’s easy to look straight forward to purchasing textbooks, moving into and furnishing your new dorm or apartment, and the fun times you will have with new friends. But for those of us with health issues that impact our daily lives, there are a few extra things that should be put on our new semester checklists before we get to all that other fun stuff.

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Tags: college, college with diabetes, college with health issues, college with chronic illness, food allergy medical id, Medical ID Jewelry, food allergy, medical ID, food allergies, Diabetes Medical ID

What You Need To Know About Blood Thinners

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Aug, Tue 12, 2014

Blood thinners are a very commonly prescribed medication in the US. If you have a type of heart or blood vessel disease or if you have inadequate blood flow to the brain, your doctor has probably prescribed some variety of blood thinner to help treat your symptoms. Blood thinners work to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing the formation of blood clots in your arteries and veins.

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Tags: blood thinners, on blood thinners, warfarin, heparin, medical ids, medical ID

April is National Cancer Control Month

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Apr, Thu 17, 2014

Although there are several other months during the year that are dedicated to the awareness of various types of cancer, National Cancer Control Month is a great time to look deeper into ways to prevent cancer and its treatment complications. The goal of National Cancer Control Month is for Americans to lead healthy and productive lives, whether or not they’ve been through cancer.

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Tags: medical ID bracelet, Cancer, medical ID, cancer prevention, national cancer control month, medical id for cancer

Why I Wear Medical ID Jewelry

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Feb, Sun 23, 2014

Since I work here at Lauren's Hope, it might seem pretty obvious as to why I'm such an advocate for Medical ID Jewelry, but the reality is, working here has only served to open my eyes as to why most Americans should wear one. Medical ID jewelry isn't just for those with certain medical conditions, drug or food allergies. Medical IDs are also a live-saving tool for caregivers too. 

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Tags: medical id cuff, hooty who medical id bracelet, marcy medical id cuff, lauren's hope medical id, hashimoto's disease, medical ID bracelet, celiac disease, medical ID

Engraving Your Medical Alert Bracelet

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jan, Wed 15, 2014


Every day, we talk to dozens of wonderful Lauren's Hope customers who need help engraving their medical alert jewelry. For some, choosing the right medical ID is the hard part because there are just so many fun options! But many of our customers have a hard time fitting all of their pertinent information on their medical ID tags, and people are sometimes overwhelmed by all the options. So today, we're doing a little Engraving 101. Here we go!

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical alert jewelry, medical ID, engraving, engraving medical ID jewelry, rotary engraving, laser engraving, blackfill engraving, color engraving

Who is "the" Lauren of Lauren's Hope Medical ID Bracelets?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Fri 04, 2013

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.

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Tags: blog, Medical ID Jewelry, Medical Alert, medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, laurens hope, medical ID

A Special Giveaway With Arden's Day!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Fri 16, 2013

Scott Benner is a stay-at-home dad turned blogger whose adventures in parenting are both touchingly and humorously relatable to nearly all parents, regardless of their children's medical conditions. On Scott's blog, Arden's Day, he's celebrating six years of blogging this week, which is a great way to cap off a summer filled with rave reviews for his first book, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal. For his blog-iversary, he's been posting quite a bit all week, and we are thrilled that he's finishing the celebrations off by giving away two signed copies of his book here on the Lauren's Hope blog! Both winners will also receive one of our fantastic interchangeable or adjustable paracord medical alert bracelets in his or her choice of colors or a Swiss Army Dog Tag medical alert necklace! Learn how to enter at the end of this post!
So, without further ado... welcome to FREE STUFF FRIDAY with Scott Benner, who recently tested the medical ID jewelry waters again for his daughter AND started wearing a caregiver ID himself! 
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Tags: diabetes bracelet, medical alert jewelry, #dblog, guest blog, type 1 diabetes, medical ID, type one diabetes, Arden's Day, diabetes blog, free

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

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