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National Awareness Month
Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer for women, and that 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point? Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society, and has been celebrated every October ever since in order to promote women taking control of their health by scheduling preventative exams, like mammograms, to detect signs of breast cancer and receive treatment as early as possible. It wasn’t until 1991 that the pink ribbons originally appeared and has been used as the national color to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since N-Style ID supports medical awareness and communication, we are offering pink symbol ID tags for all of our bracelets, as well as encouraging those with lymphedema to go pink with our N-Style ID lymphedema bracelets. 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
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
Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, which has been kicked off by the World Autism Day every April 2 since 2007, we wanted to share what it's about.
As we celebrate awareness during national autism month, it’s 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.
National Autism Month kicked off with 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.