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How To Choose The Right Medical ID

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Tue 22, 2016

Medical ID jewelry used to be pretty straightforward. It was metal, plain, and honestly boring or unattractive. When Lauren’s Hope produced the very first stylish, interchangeable medical ID bracelet in 2001, we changed all of that. We gave people high quality, attractive options and turned something people often felt was an unwanted tag or label they had to wear into something beautiful people truly want to wear. The flip side: There are so many options! How is a person to choose!?

Look no further for answers! We’ve got a handy rundown for you of the different types of medical IDs to help you choose the best ID for you.

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical ID bracelet, medical ids, choose a medical ID, medical ID necklace

Understanding Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Tue 27, 2016

Thursday, September 29th, is World Heart Day, a movement powered by the World Heart Federation to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease or CVD. Cardiovascular diseases include diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Some of the most common types of CVD include:

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Tags: blood thinners, on blood thinners, cardiomyopathy, Medical ID Jewelry, cardiovascular disease, CVD

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

Summer Safety Tips

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Sat 23, 2015

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means heat, sun, bugs, BBQs, picnics, and lots and lots of fun! As we all gear up for the warm-weather months, here are a few friendly reminders for staying safe this summer.

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical ID bracelet, food allergy, drug allergy, lupus, epipen, summer safety resources, porphyria,

What is Malignant Hyperthermia?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Mon 15, 2014

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening disorder affecting 1 in every 2,000 - 3,000 people. This primarily hereditary condition is considered a, "pharmacogenetic disorder of the skeletal muscle." In layman's terms, having MH means you are susceptible to having an MH crisis. According to the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, "The general signs of the MH crisis include increased heart rate, greatly increased body metabolism, muscle rigidity and/or fever that may exceed 110 degrees F along with muscle breakdown, derangements of body chemicals and increased acide content in the blood. Severe complications can include cardiac arrest, brain damage, internal bleeding or failure of other body systems. Thus, death, primarily due to a secondary cardiovascular collapse, can result."

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, malignant hyperthermia, malignant hyperthermia crisis, MH crisis, anesthesia complications

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