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It's a Very Special Free Stuff Friday!

Posted by Brittany Raum on Mar, Fri 27, 2015

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Were you just hanging out thinking how AWESOME today is? Didn’t think it could get any better? Maybe you were busy hashtagging your morning coffee selfie on Instagram with #TGIF #LaurensHopeID and thinking, “YES! This is a super fantastic Friday that could NOT be any better!” Well, you’re in luck, because BAM! It’s better! That’s right! THIS Friday is a FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

And not only that, but this particular Free Stuff Friday brings with it the return of … your favorite and mine….

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Medical IDs for Insect Sting Allergies

Posted by Brittany Raum on Mar, Wed 25, 2015

Spring has finally sprung for most of us, but with the warmer weather and blooming flowers come buzzing and stinging insects like bees, wasps, fire ants, and hornets.

While most of us get redness, swelling, and discomfort when we’re stung or bitten by an insect, for those with an insect sting allergy, the stinging insect’s venom poses a more serious threat. This life-threatening reaction is called anaphylaxis.

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Tags: hornet sting allergy, medical id for insect sting allergy, fire ant bite allergy, wasp sting allergy, bee sting allergy, insect sting allergy,, anaphylaxis

Why Do I Need a DNR Medical ID Bracelet?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Mon 23, 2015

When an individual chooses to complete a Living Will or Advance Health Care Directive, s/he may opt to complete a form with his/her doctor called a “DNR Order” or, “No Code.” Every state has slightly different rules regarding DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Orders, so it’s important to consult your physician and keep a copy of that document with your Advanced Directive or Living Will.

However, life-threatening situations do not always come about in the controlled environment of a hospital where we can have our documentation at hand. And those with DNRs are not strictly the elderly or infirm who are likely to find themselves in in-patient settings. Rather, many people living with chronic illnesses, life-limiting conditions, and untreatable diagnoses, in addition to those with religious objections, opt out of potentially life-saving rescue treatments through the execution of a DNR order. For this reason, wearing a DNR medical ID bracelet daily is extremely important. With your choice stated clearly on a medical alert bracelet or necklace, EMTs and other first responders will know that you’ve instituted a DNR and do not wish to receive life-saving treatment.

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Every Heartbeat Counts: A Customer Story of Hope

Posted by Quinn Mills on Mar, Fri 20, 2015

We recently started our Instagram channel and have already started connecting with our inspiring customers. In particular, one of our followers, Elizabeth Gomez, reached out to thank us for her medical ID. She shared that she'd recently had a medical emergency and wearing her medical ID bracelet saved her life.

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Tags: heart condition, customer story, customer story of hope, CSOH, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, OHC

Blood Transfusion Risks and Medical ID Jewelry

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Wed 18, 2015

Blood transfusions are common, potentially life-saving medical treatments in which a patient receives blood through an IV, typically over the course of one to four hours. In the US, the National Institutes of Health estimate that nearly 5 million Americans receive blood transfusions annually.

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Do I Need A Gastric Sleeve Medical ID Bracelet?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Mon 09, 2015

Until the last few years, most people undergoing bariatric surgery had gastric bypass. That’s changed recently, though, as there has been a great increase in the use of gastric sleeve procedures. Gastric sleeve surgery can be done through different methods, but ultimately, the surgery results in the removal of 50% of the stomach or more, with the resulting organ looking similar in appearance to a banana-sized sleeve or tube.

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Understand Sleep Apnea and The Dangers Surrounding It

Posted by Guest Author on Mar, Fri 06, 2015

This article was submitted by Houston Sinus & Allergy. They specialize in treating nasal and sinus conditions and providing allergy care. They are committed to helping patients find long term relief from their symptoms.

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What is a Hemiplegic Migraine?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Wed 04, 2015

Hemiplegic migraines are considered a, “migraine variant,” which means they are migraines that manifest in ways other than head pain. According to The Migraine Trust, these particular migraines cause people to, “…experience a temporary weakness on one side of the body as part of their migraine attack. This can involve the face, arm or leg and be accompanied by numbness, or pins and needles.”

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Buying Medical ID Jewelry With an FSA or HSA Card

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Mon 02, 2015

What are Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts?
As part of an employee’s benefits, employers sometimes make Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available. In both instances, the primary function of the account is to pay for qualifying medical expenses while saving on taxes.

A Health Savings Account can be set up by any individual who is enrolled in an HSA-compatible insurance plan. These accounts are owned by individuals (not your employer), and money can be invested and roll over from one year to the next. 

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Tags: FSA card,, medical id insurance, does insurance cover medical id, insurance medical id, hsa card,

What is Addison's Disease?

Posted by Brittany Raum on Jan, Mon 19, 2015

Addison’s disease is a disorder that occurs when your body makes and secretes insufficient amounts of hormones produced by your adrenal glands (two glands that sit on top of your kidneys that are made up of two parts: the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla). In Addison’s disease, your adrenal glands produce too little cortisol and inadequate levels of aldosterone.

Addison’s disease is also called adrenal insufficiency and can occur in every age group and both genders, and it’s estimated to affect between 110-144 in every one million people in developed countries.

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Tags: adrenal insufficiency, adrenal insufficiency medical ID, steroid treatment, steroids, kidney, addison's disease,, addisons diesase, adrenal fatigue

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