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#momentofhope: Melissa

Posted by Quinn Mills on Apr, Wed 13, 2016

Having weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, is a lifelong commitment that is truly life-changing. For many, medical alert jewelry isn't someone's first concern after having this procedure done. However, it is a real necessity as you recover and move on with your terrific new beginning! This week, our customer Melissa shares her #momentofhope about why it's important for her to wear a medical ID after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

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Tags: gastric bypass, weight loss surgery, medical ID, stories of hope, Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry, #momentofhope

#momentofhope Thursday: Tish

Posted by Quinn Mills on Apr, Thu 07, 2016

 

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Tags: type 2 diabetes, diabetes type 2, medical ID, stories of hope, t2d, customer story of hope

#momentofhope Thursday: Ashley

Posted by Quinn Mills on Mar, Thu 31, 2016

 For our customer Ashley, a simple trip to Target soon turned into an unexpected moment of hope. Thanks to an observant passerby, her medical ID came in handy when she least expected it:

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Tags: diabetes, Medical Alert, medical ids, type 1 diabetes, medical ID, diabetic, diabetes story of hope, #momentofhope

#momentofhope Thursday: Kayla

Posted by Quinn Mills on Mar, Thu 24, 2016

Each #momentofhope is an impactful story from real people talking about their Lauren’s Hope medical ID. This week, Kayla shares her ‪#‎momentofhope‬:

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Tags: customer stories, story of hope, customer story, #momentofhope

Free Stuff Friday With Kyle Dine & Lauren’s Hope

Posted by Guest Author on Oct, Fri 16, 2015

THANK YOU FOR VISITING! THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED, AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN LISTED BELOW.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE!

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And our winner is... Christina Ortiz! Congratulations, Christina! Please email tara@laurenshope.com to claim your prizes!

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Today's Free Stuff Friday features a guest blog post by Allergy Awareness Entertainer, Kyle Dine! 

You are entering to win a $50 Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry Gift Certificate 

~AND~

A copy of Kyle's AWESOME new Allergy Awareness DVD in which he (and his puppets!) wear LH gear!

Entering is easy! Each activity will earn you one entry, and we will randomly select a winner to be announced Monday, October 19, 2015. All entries must be received by midnight Sunday night. And  of course, there are some rules, which you can read here

1. Leave an allergy safety tip in the comments below.

2. Visit and "like" Lauren's Hope on Facebook.

3. Visit and "like" Kyle Dine & Friends on Facebook.

It's that simple! And now, a super fun guest post from Kyle Dine!

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Tags: medical ids, medical alert jewelry, food allergy safety, food allergy, ALLERGY ALERT, Kyle Dine

September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Wed 16, 2015

September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month!

This month marks the fourth annual World Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Here in the US, we also have National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month in November. But worldwide, September has become an awareness month centered around World Alzheimer's Day, September 21, both of which are spearheaded by Alzheimer's Disease International.

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Tags: Caregiver ID, medical ID, alzheimers, medical IDs for caregivers, dementia, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Medical ID

What you need to know about ITP

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Wed 09, 2015

SEPTEMBER IS ITP AWARENESS MONTH!

ITP, which stands for Immune Thrombocytopenia (also Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the platelets. The next natural question, of course, is likely, "What exactly are platelets, again?" So, let's start from the beginning.

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Tags: Autoimmune disorders, autoimmune disease, bleeding disorders, ITP, Platelet Disorder

What Do IVs Have To Do With Corn Allergies?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Tue 01, 2015

Food allergies are seemingly always in the news these days as their prevalence continues to increase. Food labeling improvements certainly help, but they are only one part of making life safer for those with food allergies. These requirements are also quite limited, necessitating only the listing of items considered a “Major Food Allergen,” which the FDA lists as follows:

 

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Fish
  4. Shellfish
  5. Tree nuts
  6. Peanuts
  7. Wheat
  8. Soybeans

 

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Tags: food allergy, top 8 allergens, corn allergy, corn, corn allergies, top eight allergens

Back To School Safety Tips

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Tue 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Our Facebook feeds are filled with iPhone pictures of kids holding their “First Day of School” signs, wearing their not-yet-scuffed shoes, sporting that cool new backpack, excited – if maybe a bit nervous – to find out what the coming year will bring. And in that same social media realm, parents are exchanging the, “We made it!” humorous posts about how glad we are to have the kids back in school, tinged also with a little bittersweet sadness over the end of summer and the ever-increasing speed with which the time seems to pass while raising kids.

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Tags: back to school medical alert jewelry, back to school, food allergies and schools, epi pens in school, school planning, school nurse

The New Normal: A Guest Post by Grace Dolan

Posted by Guest Author on Aug, Mon 17, 2015

“The New Normal”

A special guest post by Grace Dolan


Friday the Thirteenth is the most dreaded day for many people. However, when I woke up early on Friday the Thirteenth in March of 2015 to get ready for my district debate competition, I wasn’t thinking about the date. I was thinking two things:

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Tags: diabetes, Medical ID Jewelry, T1D, type 1 diabetes, story of hope, customer story

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