Tuesday, May 01 2018
Its not only Mothers Day next week. Its National Women Health week
It is never too late to jump into action and become your healthiest you. This year National Women's Health Week wants to help you take charge of your health. Take the first step and join the National Women's Health Week celebration and learn what you can do to lead a healthier life at any age.
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well --woman visit checkup and preventive screening.
- Be more active.
- Make better food choices.
- Pay attention to your mental health.
- Get enough rest and manage your stress.
- Avoid smoking alcohol and substance abuse
Why is it important to follow this advice
Following these guidelines is the first step to good health. Whether you are 20 or over 100. Find out what additional steps you can take based on your age. Learn more at Womens Health.gov
What can I do to keep the women in my life safe
Wear a Medical ID. Order a medical alert bracelet or necklace to ensure that vital medical information is conveyed in the event of an emergency. Be sure to include your name and whether your allergic to or taking certain medications. We always recommend an I.C.E. In Case of Emergency contact number in case you are unable to speak for yourself. All Creative Medical ID engraving is FREE.
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For specific health information please consult your doctor.
Tuesday, April 24 2018
Early detection signs that you may have Parkinsons
- Tremors. Tremors in your chin, fingers, thumb are common.
- Smaller handwriting. Do you write smaller than you used to.
- Loss of smell.
- Stiffness in your body.
- Trouble sleeping.
- Trouble walking, pain in hips, shoulders.
- Loss of facial expression
- Dizziness or fainting upon standing up.
- Slurred speech
What should I do if I notice these symptoms
- Work with your doctor and create a healthy lifestyle plan
- Ask for a referral to a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in brain diseases.
- Seek professional help from an occupational therapist, physical therapist or speech therapist
- Begin a regular exercise program to stave off progression.
Parkinsons Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the brain and can be difficult to diagnose and is incurable. Prescription medications and good nutrition can help you have better function in your daily life. Many of the symptoms above are quite normal, and may not be symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. Please consult with your physician for further testing and recommendations.
Doctors recommend wearing medical alert identification jewelry if you have Parkinsons Disease or any neurodegenerative (brain) disorder. Check out our Mens and Womens medical bracelets, dog tags and more for your PD medical id jewelry.
What to Engraving on your Medical Alert Jewelery
Here is an example of vital medical information needed in case of an emergency
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I.C.E. PHONE NUMBER
For further information on Parkinsons Disease contact the Parkinsons Foundation parkinson.org
Monday, April 16 2018
APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
Autism in children is rising
Autism is a developmental disorder, one of the largest and growing in the USA.
If you know someone who has Autism, you know the difficulties they face.
Please do what you can and walk, donate, educate to help all of those affected by Autism. See Creative Medical ID FB page to donate to Autism Speaks: https://www.facebook.com/133926083314422/posts/2126415544065456/
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Friday, April 13 2018
Do you know someone who has an unattractive medical id alert bracelet?
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Wednesday, March 21 2018
Who should wear medical identification?
It may surprise you to learn hat even pregnant women may need to wear a medical id bracelet.Having a baby is an amazing and beautiful experience, however not all expectant Mom's encounter smooth sailing. Some may develop Gestational Diabetes or Toxemia, two possible complications of pregnancy. In the event one cannot not speak for themselves, it is always best to be wearing some form of medical identification to alert medical professionals.
Or take the situation of the Type 2 Diabetic who is Not on Insulin. Well...did you know they can also have Hypoglycemic reactions. In the event of low blood sugar, it is imperative to give the patient quick sugar, such as orange juice, then call for help.
Here is a partial list of the illnesses of which we recommend wearing medical alert jewelry:
Medical IDentification jewlery should be worn by those who have:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm — see Aortic Aneurysm
- Acanthamoeba Infection
- ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
- Acinetobacter Infection
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) — see HIV/AIDS
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) — see HIV/AIDS
- Adenovirus Infection
- Adenovirus Vaccination
- ADHD [Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder]
- Adult Vaccinations
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
- AFib, AF (Atrial fibrillation)
- African Trypanosomiasis — see Sleeping Sickness
- Agricultural Safety — see Farm Worker Injuries
- AHF (Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever)
- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever (AHF)
- ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis]
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Amebiasis, Intestinal [Entamoeba histolytica infection]
- American Indian and Alaska Native Vaccination
- American Trypanosomiasis — see Chagas Disease
- Amphibians and Fish, Infections from — see Fish and Amphibians, Infections from
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — see ALS
- Anaplasmosis, Human
- Ancylostoma duodenale Infection, Necator americanus Infection — see Human Hookworm
- Angiostrongylus Infection
- Animal-Related Diseases
- Anisakiasis — see Anisakis Infection
- Anisakis Infection [Anisakiasis]
- Anthrax [Bacillus anthracis Infection]
- Anthrax Vaccination
- Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance
- Antibiotic Use, Appropriate
- see also Get Smart about Antibiotics Week
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Dissection — see Aortic Aneurysm
- Arenavirus Infection
- Childhood Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Ascariasis — see Ascaris Infection
- Ascaris Infection [Ascariasis]
- Aseptic Meningitis — see Viral Meningitis
- Aspergillosis — see Aspergillus Infection
- Aspergillus Infection [Aspergillosis]
- Atrial fibrillation (AFib, AF)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder — see ADHD
- see also Genetics and Genomics
- Avian Influenza
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Bariatric Surgery
- Birth Defects
- Black Lung [Coal Workers' Pneumoconioses]
- blood clot
- Blood Disorders
- Blood Thinner
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cervical Cancer
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — see Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy — see CTE
- Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
- CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)
- Clotting Disorders
- CMV (Cytomegalovirus Infection)
- Coal Workers' Pneumoconioses — see Black Lung
- Coccidioidomycosis — see Valley Feve
- Crohn’s Disease — see Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Cytomegalovirus Infection (CMV)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Dengue Fever (DF)
- Diabetes (T1D, T2D)
- Down Syndrome [Trisomy 21]
- Epstein-Barr Virus Infection (EBV Infection)
- Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
- Hansen's Disease
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
- Hearing impairment
- Heart Disease [Cardiovascular Health]
- Heat Stress
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure
- Kawasaki Disease (KD)
- Kawasaki Syndrome — see Kawasaki Disease
- Kidney Disease (CKD)
- La Crosse Encephalitis (LAC)
- Latex Allergy
- Lou Gehrig's Disease — see ALS
- Lung Cancer
- Lupus (SLE) [Systemic lupus erythematosus]
- Lyme Disease [Borrelia burgdorferi Infection]
- Lymphatic Filariasis
- Lymphedema — see Lymphatic Filariasis
- Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM)
- Mad Cow Disease (BSE) — see Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
- Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
- MD (Muscular Dystrophy)
- Meningococcal Disease
- Mental Health
- Mononucleosis, Infectious — see Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
- MRSA [Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus]
- OA (Osteoarthritis)
- Obesity and Genetics
- Oral Cancer
- Organ Donor
- Organ Transplant
- Ovarian Cancer
- PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
- Parasitic Diseases
- PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Pontiac Fever — see Legionnaires' Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE) — see Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Scarlet Fever
- Seizure Disorder
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Systemic Lupus
- Thrombosis (Clotting Disorder)
- Toureette Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colotis
- Uterine Cancer
- Valley Fever
- Vision Impairment
- Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
*Taken from CDC Diseases and Conditions
Thursday, October 29 2015
Muscle Cramps: a Real Pain
Cramps can be perceived as mild twitches or may be excruciatingly painful. Typically, cramps cause an abrupt, intense pain in the involved muscle.
Often a muscle that is cramping feels harder than normal to the touch or may even show visible signs of twitching.
Read about treatment of muscle cramps »
A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. When we use the muscles that can be controlled voluntarily, such as those of our arms and legs, they alternately contract and relax as we move our limbs. Muscles that support our head, neck, and trunk contract similarly in a synchronized fashion to maintain our posture. A muscle (or even a few fibers of a muscle) that involuntarily (without consciously willing it) contracts is in a "spasm." If the spasm is forceful and sustained, it becomes a cramp. Muscle cramps often cause a visible or palpable hardening of the involved muscle.
Muscle cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to a quarter of an hour or occasionally longer. It is not uncommon for a cramp to recur multiple times until it finally resolves. The cramp may involve a part of a muscle, the entire muscle, or several muscles that usually act together, such as those that flex adjacent fingers. Some cramps involve the simultaneous contraction of muscles that ordinarily move body parts in opposite directions.
Muscle cramps are extremely common. Almost everyone (one estimate is about 95%) experiences a cramp at some time in their life. Muscle cramps are common in adults and become increasingly frequent with aging. However, children also experience cramps of muscles.
Any of the muscles that are under our voluntary control (skeletal muscles) can cramp. Cramps of the extremities, especially the legs and feet, and most particularly the calf (the classic "charley horse"), are very common. Involuntary muscles of the various organs (uterus, blood vessel wall, bowels, bile and urine passages, bronchial tree, etc.) are also subject to cramps. Cramps of the involuntary muscles will not be further considered in this review. This article focuses on cramps of skeletal muscle.
There are many reasons for muscle cramps. Seek medical treatment if your cramps are often and persistent.
Tuesday, September 01 2015
Children are not exempt from having medical conditions, so it is important for those kids who do have medical problems to wear a child medical alert bracelet. Parents can't always be there in the event of a medical emergency and with kids at school all day, it's integral for peace of mind if they invest in a child medical alert bracelet. These bracelets are an easy way for medical and school personnel to retrieve important medical information when your child cannot relay it. They help avoid allergic reactions and other medical issues, for example.
Kids can be choosy, but with the many sellers online and offline, parents can easily help their children select a stylish piece of jewelry. It may be good to let children help select a child medical alert bracelet to ensure that he or she likes it enough to keep it on when you're not around -- when it's needed most.
Beads are a popular choice for girls and boys. Girls will like sparkling beads, while boys may go for something more plain. Plates with the medical symbol on them come in everything from stainless steel to silver and gold. Designer bracelets are growing in popularity for many adults, and many medical alert bracelet companies now make bracelets specifically for children.
Teens are a sensitive group, as many of them care about their appearance and the opinions of their peers. Ankle bracelets with a dangling charm or a small engraved plate are very acceptable jewelry accessories for teen girls. The beaded bracelets are also fun, decorative and fashionable and will complement any style rather than compete. Boys can discretely wear medical alert jewelry by wearing a sports wristband band or handsome watchband. These pieces can be as simple or elegant as the wearer wants and many manufacturers produce medical jewelry with a keen eye on fashion and style trends.
Parents can regain peace knowing that their child's medical information can easily be relayed to the paramedics or a school official in the event of an emergency. Children especially should have the proper medical information on them at all times, as many of them may have a drug allergy, asthma allergy, diabetes, or bee sting allergy.
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Wednesday, March 04 2015
The University of Sydney in Australia did a study in late 2014 about social media sites being the perfect place to sway teens and younger adults to eat junk food as they are often logged in during their free time.
Nutritionists, healthcare experts and parents have expressed discontent with this type of marketing and the World Health Organization wants more interventions regarding marketing foods high in sugar, salt and trans fats to adolescents and young adults, in the hopes they will develop better eating habits for years to come.
Twenty-Seven food and beverage companies were analyzed to include Coca-Cola, Slurpee and Subway, using marketing strategy and how these companies subliminally attracted these younger audiences.
Becky Freeman, PhD. wrote
By using the interactive and social aspects of Facebook to market products, energy-dense and nutrient-poor food brands capitalize on users social networks and magnify the reach and personal relevance of their marketing messages, wrote the team, led by In terms of health policy, much of the current work to limit exposure to advertising is focused on restricting advertisements during childrens television programs and viewing hours. Our study shows that this narrow focus is likely to miss large amounts of online advertising aimed at adolescents.
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