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MedicAlert Foundation ◾️Original creator of the medical ID & 24/7 life-saving services. ◾️4 million lives saved ◾️501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization, est. 1956 https://www.medicalert.org/
MedicAlert's 24/7 Wandering Support
Listen to this impactful call and learn how our wandering support service works. MedicAlert’s 24/7 wandering support service ensures those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are always safe. MedicAlert works with local authorizes and Good Samaritans to help reunite families of loved ones who have wandered.
September 7, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Malignant Hyperthermia
During the LIVE Healthy Hour, Dr. Watt and MHAUS shared valuable resources and knowledge that can be found here: Malignant Hyperthermia Roadmap – link to- https://www.mhaus.org/patients-and-families/now-what/ Patient Resources:: https://www.mhaus.org/patients-and-families/mh-letters-and-forms/ Testing for Malignant Hyperthermia: https://www.mhaus.org/testing/ Managing a Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis – link to: https://www.mhaus.org/healthcare-professionals/managing-a-crisis/ MHAUS Hotline - https://www.mhaus.org/healthcare-professionals/ If you missed the event, don’t worry – you can watch the replay. Just click the button below. You can also catch up on our other LIVE Healthy Hour events. WATCH THE REPLAY
July 1, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Dementia Diagnosis - Now What?
Our LIVEHealthy Hour was an incredible success and we’re so grateful to our partners at CaringKind for their time and expertise. During the LIVE Healthy Hour, Adina Segal and Elizabeth Bravo Santiago of CaringKind shared valuable resources and knowledge for those facing a dementia diagnosis: · CaringKind Alzheimer Fact Sheet and information · CaringKind program and services · Elder Care service locator · Resource guides for family caregiving
April 22, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Living with Rare Disease
Jill Pollander of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) will discuss what makes a disease rare, who is affected by rare disease, and share invaluable patient and caregiver resources available through NORD. NORD is the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to those living with rare diseases. Over 25 million adults and children in the U.S. live with rare disease. Those living with a rare disorder face multiple challenges: finding information on their condition, accessing specialized care, and lack of available treatments. NORD, along with its more than 330 rare disease-specific member organizations, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services. https://www.medicalert.org/MedicAlert-LIVE-Healthy-Hour https://www.medicalert.org/nord
March 17, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Living with Epilepsy
During our LIVE Healthy Hour, Brooke Gordon, Vice President, Epilepsy Foundation of America, Board of Directors helped us navigate the challenges of living with epilepsy, sharing valuable resources and knowledge that can be found here: Epilepsy Foundation of America - Kids Crew Epilepsy Learning Portal Epilepsy Foundation of America Programs (Including Wellness Institute, Individual and Family Services, etc.) Living With Epilepsy - including Management Tools and Resource Learning More About Epilepsy If you missed our LIVE Healthy Hour and the information that was shared, don’t worry – you can watch the replay. You can also catch up on our other LIVE Healthy Hour events. https://www.medicalert.org/MedicAlert-LIVE-Healthy-Hour For information regarding the coronavirus, please visit MedicAlert’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here you’ll find up-to-date information from trusted resources to guide you through this global pandemic.
January 27, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: COVID-19 Vaccine Update
During our LIVE Healthy Hour, the experts provided resources to help us navigate the abundance of information related to the COVID-19 Vaccines. Please find those resources here: COVID-19 Resources from VeiligHealth · FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions · FDA: Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions For more coronavirus information, please visit MedicAlert’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here you’ll find up-to-date information from trusted resources to guide you through this global pandemic.
January 13, 2021
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Women's Health During COVID-19
We’re so incredibly grateful for our guest speaker, Dr. Geraldine McGinty, MD., MBA, FACR time and expertise. Dr. McGinty provided us with valuable information on the importance of prioritizing your heath during COVID-19. Understanding your Breast Cancer Risk, American College of Radiology: https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Breast-Imaging-Resources/Care-Toolkit/Patient-Breast-Cancer-Risk-Assessment-Handout.pdf The Importance of routine breast screening, American College of Radiology: https://bit.ly/ACRScreen Medical Imaging Safety Guidelines, American College of Radiology: https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Lung-Cancer-Screening-Resources/Patient-Infographic-FINAL.pdf For more coronavirus information, please visit MedicAlert’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here you’ll find up-to-date information from trusted resources to guide you through this global pandemic.
December 16, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: COVID-19 and the Holidays
We're so grateful for Dr. Hartman's time and expertise. During our LIVE Healthy Hour discussion, Dr. Hartman shared thoughtful insights on how to safely navigate the holidays. He also talked about the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University outpatient trials on the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 as an important step towards better managing the pandemic. Everyone can play a part in helping defeat the coronavirus by participating in the clinical trials – or sharing the information with someone who might be eligible. For more about the clinical trials: Johns Hopkins University Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trials - Find information here or call 888-506-1199 In addition, here are some good resources for planning for the holidays: CDC – COVID-19 and Holiday Celebrations Cleveland Clinic – How to Cope With Family Gatherings and the Coronavirus Pandemic Watch replays of all Healthy Hours here - https://www.medicalert.org/MedicAlert-LIVE-Healthy-Hour
October 28, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Convalescent plasma, new clinical trials & COVID-19
Thank you for joining our LIVE Healthy Hour: Convalescent Plasma, New Clinical Trials & COVID-19. We're so grateful to the incredible research team at Johns Hopkins University for their time and expertise. Our discussion about their outpatient trials on the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 was fascinating and informative. During our LIVE Healthy Hour, Drs. Shoham and Sullivan shared valuable information on every aspect of the outpatient clinical trials and COVID-19. If you’d like more information regarding the outpatient trials, you can find those resources here: Johns Hopkins University Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trials - Find information here or call 888-506-1199 Convalescent Plasma Trials Explainer Video Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center Watch all replays here - https://www.medicalert.org/MedicAlert-LIVE-Healthy-Hour
September 23, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Back to School
Heading back to school looks very different this year and it’s especially complicated for students, teachers and staff with severe allergies and asthma. O𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗺𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮. Kenneth Mendez, President & CEO answers your questions and provide resources to help prepare you for the school year ahead. Sign up today for upcoming live events and watch replays of all previous Healthy Hours here: https://www.medicalert.org/register-healthy-hour
August 26, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Caregiving & Aging in Place
Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, everyone is trying to adjust to the “new normal.” This is especially true for caregivers as they try to figure out how to best help those in their care adapt to changes in their environment and the loss of familiar routines. MedicAlert Foundation and Portia Singh Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist for Philips North America, discuss coping strategies and resources available for staying healthy and safe in this new, uncharted territory. For more information and support, visit our coronavirus resource center: https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter To register for our next Healthy Hour, visit: https://www.medicalert.org/register-healthy-hour To become a MedicAlert member, visit: https://www.medicalert.org/memberships To donate to MedicAlert, visit: https://www.medicalert.org/givetoday
August 19, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: COVID-19 and Chronic Disease
Dr. Shulkin kicked off the MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour series in early April. More than three months in, our understanding of COVID-19 and its impacts continues to evolve. Dr. Shulkin will answer your questions about living with a chronic illness during the global pandemic, and bring us up to speed on the latest coronavirus developments. An internist, Dr. Shulkin served as U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs. Prior to his government service, he was President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter https://www.medicalert.org/healthy-hour-videos
July 24, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Managing Stress and Anxiety
Between the global coronavirus pandemic, accompanying lockdowns of the economy and social life, and recent social unrest - 2020 is a strange time. For everyone - but especially those living with chronic medical conditions - the current situation presents unique challenges. Staying healthy, both mentally and physically, is more important than ever. Join MedicAlert Foundation and Dr. Paul Puri for a discussion on coping strategies and resources available for staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented crisis. Dr. Puri is a board certified psychiatrist, in private practice in Los Angeles. He practices multiple forms of psychotherapy, including hypnosis, in addition to managing medications. He attended medical school at University of Rochester, and specialty training in psychiatry at UC San Diego. He is currently Assistant Professor at UCLA, and the President of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association at UCLA. In his non-clinical time he consults and writes for TV, and is the Chief Medical Officer for an online mental hub, OOTify - OOTify.com Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center here and watch our replay of our last live chats.
June 25, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Heart Disease & COVID-19
Heart Disease & COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Ira Nash During our LIVE Healthy Hour, Dr. Ira Nash prominent cardiologist answers your questions about heart disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for our next LIVE Healthy Hour Register here to join our community. Stay connected and get inspired by our experts who will help us learn how to navigate the challenges of living with a chronic medical condition. COVID19 Resource Center Visit the COVID19 Resource Center to find information from trusted resources for those living with chronic medical conditions, how to manage anxiety, stress, and social distancing, and additional information that will guide you through this global health crisis. MedicAlert COVID19 Updates At MedicAlert, we are closely monitoring COVID-19. We are focused on the health and safety of our members, employees, families and communities. Visit our Newsroom to learn how MedicAlert executed contingency plans to ensure the operation of our 24/7 emergency response service is unaffected.
June 16, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Diabetes & COVID-19
Our deepest gratitude to Riccardo Perfetti, M.D., Ph.D, for sharing his time, expertise, and for helping us navigate the challenges we're facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the resources that were mentioned during the call: American Diabetes Association - Diabetes and Coronavirus Harvard Health - What you need to know about COVID-19 if you have diabetes JRDF - Coronavirus and Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know Science Daily - For people with diabetes and COVID-19, blood sugar control is key For more information please visit MedicAlert's COVID-19 Resource Center. Here you'll find up-to-date information from trusted resources to guide you through this global health crisis.
May 28, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Coping Strategies for the Autism Community
Q&A with Valley Mountain Regional Center. The coronavirus pandemic and disruption of everyday life creates unique challenges for those living with autism and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. Join MedicAlert Foundation and experts from Valley Mountain Regional Center for a discussion on coping strategies and resources available for staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented crisis. Looking for more information about COVID-19? Check out our Coronavirus Resource Center, with information from trusted sources and replays of past Healthy Hour sessions - https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter
May 18, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Asthma & Allergies: Protecting Yourself During COVID-19 - Q & A with AAFA
We are joined by Kenneth Mendez, CEO & President, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. The coronavirus pandemic and disruption of everyday life represents unique challenges for those living with asthma and severe allergies, as well as their families. Join MedicAlert Foundation and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America for a discussion on coping strategies and resources available for staying healthy and safe during the unprecedented crisis. VISIT OUR CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter
April 29, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Caregiving in the age of Coronavirus - Q&A with Alzheimer's Association
Our second MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour: Caregiving in the age of Coronavirus - Q&A with Alzheimer's Association. We were joined by Monica Moreno, Senior Director Care & Support at Alzheimer’s Association. Visit our Coronavirus https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter Learn more about MedicAlert Foundation at https://www.medicalert.org/
April 16, 2020
April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020
MedicAlert Healthy Hour: Coronavirus Q&A with Dr. David Shulkin
We are living in very interesting times. The coronavirus epidemic has thrust us all into unexpected and unfamiliar circumstances. At MedicAlert, we remain committed to our mission: saving and protecting lives in our members’ moments of needs. But we believe this is a time that calls for going above and beyond the mission. That’s why we’re introducing a new forum to provide a safe and welcoming space for connection – the MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour. We’ll host an hour long live gathering each week to foster support and connection within the MedicAlert community. We were also honored to be joined by Dr. David Shulkin, who helped answer some of our member questions about the COVID-19 pandemic for this topic. Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center here and watch our video replay.
April 3, 2020