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Free Stuff Friday With Kyle Dine & Lauren’s Hope

Posted by Guest Author on Oct, Fri 16, 2015




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


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 


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


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

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 is Multiple Sclerosis?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 22, 2015

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Tags: multiple sclerosis awareness, multiple sclerosis, multiple medications, MS, MS medical ID, MS medical ID jewelry

Beyond Type 1 and Type 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 17, 2015

When people think of Diabetes, they typically think of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas no longer function. This condition has no cure currently, and people with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent as a result. Some people still call Type 1 by its former name, Juvenile Diabetes, which is where the JDRF gets its name, but Type 1 is the more common, modern moniker.

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Tags: diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type one diabetes, diabetes alert, diabetes alert id bracelets, type two diabetes, diabetes alert bracelets for women, type 3 diabetes, type three diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, diabetes variants, type one and a half diabetes, type 1 1/2 diabetes, LADA diabetes, diabetes and alzheimer's

Men's Health Week & Men's Health Month

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 15, 2015

Every year, the week leading up to Father’s Day is National Men’s Health Week. It’s part of the larger effort of Men’s Health Month (June), which you can read more about at MensHealthMonth.org.  Their stated mission is to, “…heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.”

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Tags: Men's Medical ID Jewelry, ICE ID jewelry for men, Men's Health, Medical ID Jewelry for Men, Men's Health Month, Sports IDs, Men's Health Week, Men's health schedule

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