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Importance of Medical IDs

Importance of Medical IDs Your medical ID provides for a quick recognition of your medical conditions, allergies, medications, or treatment wishes; this leads to faster and more effective medical treatment.Medical ID bracelets reduce treatment errors which may result from not having a patient’s health record during an emergency situation or upon hospital admission.A medical ID speaks for you in the event of an emergency if you become unresponsiveFirst responders and medical personnel are trained to first look for medical identification jewelry in an emergency. Medical IDs will immediately alert emergency medical professionals to your critical health and personal information.There are unlimited reasons for you and your loved ones to wear a medical ID when living with common or unusual medical ailments. A medical ID will save your life and the lives of those you love.https://www.medicalert.org/importance-of-medical-ids Who should wear a medical ID Alzheimer’s/DementiaADD/ADHDAnemiaHypert…

8 Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress

8 Tips for Managing Caregiver StressNational Caregiver Week By Carrie Soares on November 10th, 2015 Caring for a loved one suffering from a medical condition can strain even the most resilient people. Caregiving can have many rewards while also taking a substantial toll on both the caregiver and their loved ones. Common Signs of Caregiver Stress Because caregivers are most commonly altruistic in nature, you may be completely focused on the health and welfare of your loved one before realizing your own overall well-being is suffering. When taking upon the role as a family caregiver, try to be cognizant of early warning signs of caregiver stress such as: Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worriedFeeling tired most of the timeSleeping too much or too littleGaining or losing a lot of weightBecoming easily irritated or angryLosing interest in activities you used to enjoyFeeling sadHaving frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problemsAbusing alcohol or drugs, including prescriptio…

Porphyria Consortium 101

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