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Hemophilia is a very rare disorder, where a lack proteins called ‘clotting factors’, prevents excessive bleeding in those afflicted. Even minor cuts and bruises have the potential for heavy blood loss. This genetic disorder is passed down through a family's genes and occurs almost exclusively in men.
The most disconcerting problem for people with hemophilia is internal bleeding, especially bleeding into joints like the knees, elbows, and ankles. When bleeding happens inside the joint, it becomes very swollen and painful. Repeated bleeding into a joint can lead to severe arthritis. Internal bleeding in vital areas such as the brain, throat, and abdomen can be life-threatening.
A person with mild hemophilia may only experience problems with bleeding during surgery, major dental work, or injury. A person with moderate hemophilia will have those problems plus bleeding problems with more minor injuries such as a hard bump to the knee. A person with severe hemophilia can have what are called spontaneous bleeds, where bleeding starts inside the body for no known reason. Continue reading
Seizures are disorganized, electrical discharges of the brain and can have multiple causes. Anyone who has watched another person suffer through a seizure can explain the flurry of emotions that flood onlookers. Despite most people knowing what a seizure looks like, few know how to respond. Whether a friend, coworker, family member, or stranger—knowing a little seizure first aid may greatly help someone having a seizure, and may even save a life. A seizure can be a scary experience for everyone, however, knowing what to do can help the seizure victim avoid injuring themselves. Continue reading
Fifteen years ago, Toni Bissell began N-Style ID, and changed the way we think about medical ID bracelets. Liberated from the drug store chain designs of most medical bracelets, Toni has spent the last fifteen years creating medical IDs as beautiful as they are informative. Toni’s vision of easing the struggle of wearing medical alert jewelry by developing stylish and fun alternatives is reaffirmed with every N-Style ID purchased.
When her daughter Camille, was diagnosed with diabetes, Toni found it difficult to change her family’s eating habits as well as learn how to administer and schedule insulin injections. But what was more problematical, was finding a stylish medical ID bracelet Camille would wear. Since medical ID tags should be worn continuously, designing jewelry for all occasions was necessary. From there, N-Style ID was born. Continue reading
In honor of November being Diabetes Awareness Month we would like to present this witty TED Talk explaining what Diabetes, specifically Type 2, really is. If you or someone you know has Diabetes, take a few minutes to watch this video. You will not be disappointed.