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During a seizure:
* Stay calm and note the time the seizure begins.
* Loosen the clothing around the person’s neck and place something soft under their head if they have collapsed to the ground.
* Do not try to hold the person down or restrain them, as this could cause an injury.
* Contrary to popular opinion, do not insert any objects in the person’s mouth, as this can also injure them.
* Reassure concerned bystanders who may be upset. Ask them to remain calm and give the person room.
* To prevent injury, remove any sharp objects, such as glasses, furniture and other objects, that happen to be within the person’s reach.
* Stay with the person until the seizure subsides. Continue reading
Medical ID bracelets are a valuable tool for anyone suffering from serious medical conditions; however, for seniors, they are even more essential because they are more susceptible to medical emergencies. Although fairly simple in design, the bracelets hold an immense life-saving power because they basically provide a form of communication to medical professionals when someone is unable to speak. Continue reading
Medical ID jewelry is essential for people with bleeding disorders. Wearing a medical ID can potentially save a life as well as potentially prevent irreversible damage due to delayed treatment. For those who may be injured and unable to speak for themselves or their child, a medical ID can serve to provide emergency personnel with critical information. Continue reading
Our senior population wants to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. They do not want to be a burden to anyone. Any falls or loss of balance can lead to great anxiety in our loved ones. Fortunately, most falls can be prevented with a change in environment or routine. The following tips can help give your loved ones and yourself more peace of mind. Continue reading
Diabetes mellitus, better known as simply “diabetes,” is a metabolic condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels. Once regarded as a relatively rare disorder, diabetes today is considered by many doctors, healthcare professionals and other medical authorities as a health emergency.
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Interestingly, diabetes impacts a higher percentage of the U.S. population in certain regions and geographical areas. Before exploring which areas and the possible reasons why diabetes affects particular states more than others, it’s helpful to understand the larger, cross-country influence of diabetes. Continue reading