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Do You Have An Emergency Action Plan?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Tue 20, 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, this California girl was shaken awake by an earthquake. That wouldn’t be quite so surprising if it weren’t for the fact that I now live in Kansas City, Missouri. I’ll admit, in the same sleep-addled instant that I registered that we really were having an earthquake in Missouri, I also decided, in total Californian style, that this was not even a 3.5, so I stayed in bed.

Frankly, that was a really unwise move on my part. Structures in Missouri are not built to the high earthquake tolerances of regions, such as the pacific coast, where appreciable earthquakes are so much more commonplace. The smarter choice, given that I was on the second floor, would have been to get into doorway. But I’ll admit, I did not do the smart thing.

And that got me to thinking: How prepared am I for a real emergency?

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Tags: emergency id jewelry, ICE ID, emergency planning, ICE IDs, in case of emergency IDs, Evacuation Plans

What You Need To Know About Celiac Disease

Posted by Brittany Raum on Sep, Tue 13, 2016

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013, and although I still keep count of the time I’ve needed to be completely gluten free, now I feel like it’s more a badge of honor than a prison sentence, but I’ll admit, it’s taken a really long time for me to get to this point.

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Tags: celiac disease ids, celiac disease, Celiac Disease Awareness Day

What is ITP?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Fri 09, 2016

ITP is short for Immune Thrombocytopenia, also called Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. This rare bleeding disorder is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system develops antibodies that attack and kill healthy platelets. Because platelets are essential to blood clotting and people with ITP can have significantly decreased platelet counts, the condition carries a risk of dangerous bleeding.

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Tags: autoimmune disease, bleeding disorders, ITP, Platelet Disorder, Immune Thrombocytopenia

Top Five Reasons You Need To Play Pokemon Go

Posted by Brittany Raum on Jul, Wed 20, 2016

First...what is Pokemon Go?

Well, it’s a little bit silly and a whole lot of fun! Pokemon Go is an app for iPhone and Android. The whole goal is to get outside and track down Pokemon in the real world. So, is it a whole bunch of people walking around looking at their phones? Sure. But it’s also so much more.

Top Five Reasons You Need To Play Pokemon Go

  1. You get your steps in.
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What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Posted by Guest Author on Jun, Tue 28, 2016

A Guest Post by our friend Danielle Walk, Executive Director of the Myasthenia Gravis Association

“Why does he never smile?”

“He doesn’t look sick”

“I think she’s drunk”

“She is just lazy.  She was just fine last week.  Maybe she’s trying to get out of work…again.”

These are some of the comments that someone with myasthenia gravis (MG) may not get to hear but are the type of remarks that are sometimes said by those not familiar with MG, and individuals with this rare disease seldom get the chance to set the record straight.

June is MG Awareness Month and the Myasthenia Gravis Association of MO & KS (MGA), as well as other chapters and individuals throughout the country, is involved in a variety of activities to promote awareness and education so that MG can be better understood. 

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Tags: autoimmune disease, Rare Diseases, Myasthenia Gravis

GIVEAWAY! Live stylishly with Lauren's Hope & Myabetic

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Thu 26, 2016

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, AND THE WINNER IS POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST. CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE FUN EVENTS!**

ENTER TO WIN A MYABETIC BAG AND A LAUREN'S HOPE MEDICAL ID BRACELET!

Your medical conditions don't define you or your style. You do. That's always been at the heart of what we do at Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry. We help people shed labels and choose medical ID bracelets and necklaces that can protect them while allowing the flexibility and style options we all want in our daily lives. So, imagine our excitement when we met the awesome folks over at Myabetic! These fashionably fab folks have a huge lineup of diabetes supply cases for women, men, and kids from traditional zippered cases to super cute evening bags the most fashionable of fashionistas would love to carry! Check out these two fab ladies ready for an evening out with their Myabetic clutches and
LH medical ID bracelets! Read on to find out how you can WIN BIG from Lauren's Hope and Myabetic!

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Tags: diabetes, type 2 diabetes, medical ID bracelet, Contest, Giveaway, free medical ID jewelry, t1 diabetes, myabetic, diabetes supply kits

#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

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