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National Awareness Month
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
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, products ranging from running shoes to fruit snacks are all turning pink, and with good reason. BreastCancer.org states that every 1 in 8 women are at risk for developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, which is up from every 1 in 22 women developing the disease in the 1940’s. But does buying a product with the pink ribbon really help save lives? The answer is, some do much more than others. Companies are allowed to print the pink ribbon on their products without even having to donate to find a cure. Businesses are very much aware of the fact that “the pink ribbon is arguably the most successful marketing symbol of our time,” says Karuna Jaggar, the executive director of Breast Cancer Action.
How do you avoid the scams? Research is key. Before picking up a product with a pink ribbon, make sure that your money is actually being used to benefit breast cancer research and not to simply support a marketing tactic which leaves the company with a greater profit than the foundation. For more information on this topic visit www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.
November is National COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) month. COPD is a serious lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD recently surpassed stroke as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with the disease, and it’s estimated that 12 million more have the disease and don’t know it.
COPD symptoms are scary—shortness of breath, chronic coughing, and feeling unable to take a deep breath—and a Medical ID can help educate medical personnel and others that you are suffering from this condition. N-Style ID encourages anyone with impaired lung function to wear medical identification and ID tags with information specific to your condition.
N-Style ID’s selection of medical ID tags includes this stainless steel tag that is perfect for larger wrists. It may be worn with any of N-Style ID’s stainless steel chain attachments, rubber attachments, and most of the medical beaded bracelets. This medical ID tag is available in various colors, and can easily and affordably be engraved with your medical information.
With proper medical identification, patients with COPD can feel safer and breathe easier. For more information about National COPD Awareness Month, visit the COPD "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign at http://copd.nhlbi.nih.gov.
N-Style ID makes attractive medical ID jewelry & medical alert jewelry for kids, teens, and adults. Since its founding, N-Style ID’s core vision is to make the lives of all those dealing with conditions that require medical ID's less stressful by providing fun and fashionable medical ID jewelry. www.n-styleid.com
This April marks the 43rd annual National Autism Awareness Month, which has been kicked off by the World Autism Day every April 2 since 2007.
As we celebrate autism awareness issues this month, its important to understand some key statistics about the state of autism in 2013:
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability with a 1,148% growth rate.
- Every 11 minutes, a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
- 1 in 88 children in the United States is on the autism spectrum; 1 in 54 boys.
- 1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder.
- Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 88 births.
- 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Autism Awareness Month kicked off with the World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness Day is one of only three official health-related United Nations Days with the goal of bringing the world's attention to autism.
At N-Style ID, many of the medical ID and medical alert jewelry we make is created for men, women and children with Epilepsy or other seizure disorders. As November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we thought we’d wrap-up November with an overview of what you should know and how to react if a loved one or a stranger has a seizure in your presence.
Many of us have never had to provide help and assistance for someone having a seizure. Because of this there are a few misconceptions about providing the correct care for seizures. Aside from some basic steps to follow, most of the time, a person having a seizure requires no assistance other than a caring and calming presence. If you have never seen someone having a seizure, it can be a somewhat scary experience. Just remember to stay calm at all times. Seizures will end within a couple of minutes. Seizures can be very confusing to those experiencing them and your reassuring presence is extremely comforting while the person is in “recovery mode” immediately following a seizure.
Now that you know the importance of staying calm and focused in the presence of someone having a seizure, he’s a list of the top do’s and dont’s for providing care in the event of a seizure:
WHAT TO DO:
- Stay calm!
- Look for medical alert jewelry to confirm that the person has a Epilepsy or a seizure disorder
- Create the safest surrounding environment possible for the person seizing
- Remove sharp objects from around the person to prevent injury
- If possible, try to cushion their head with your hands, a pillow or any soft object to help prevent head injuries
- Try to loosen clothing around their neck
- Try to pay attention to the length of the seizure
- When the seizure is over, be sure to slowly move the person onto their left side. This is VERY important to help open their airway as any swelling of the tongue from the seizure or post-seizure vomiting could obstruct their breathing
- Recovery from the seizure will take a few minutes, but confusion and fatigue is sure to follow. Remain with that person until they are sufficiently recovered
WHAT NOT TO DO:
- Do not attempt to restrain the person’s body while convulsing. – This can cause injury to both yourself and the person suffering the seizure
- Do not put anything in the person’s mouth – This is a major misconception that stems from the concern that a person with a seizure might swallow their tongue. They will not swallow their tongue
- Do not give the person water, food or pills until they are completely recovered
- Do not leave someone alone following the seizure until they have fully regained their bearings
Cal 911 if you are a loved one and the seizure lasts more that five minutes or if you are a stranger and helping someone who is without family or friends.
For those suffering from Epilepsy or a seizure disorder, always carry medical identification in the form of medical alert jewelry and medical ID card. In the event of an emergency, this will enable the people around you, especially strangers, to provide the appropriate treatment and maintain your safety in the event of a seizure.
For more information about Epilepsy and seizure disorders, go to:
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