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How an emergency motivated one man to urge those he loves to get MedicAlert®

When Robert Smith was born, he was 15 weeks premature. He weighed less than two and a half pounds and lived in a neonatal intensive care unit for months. Doctors told his parents that should he survive, he would likely never walk or talk. [...]

How one subscriber overcame her medical diagnoses

Kristen Connors didn’t have the easiest start to life. A host of medical conditions diagnosed when she was a baby led to many weeks in hospital with doctors telling her parents that she’d likely never walk or talk. After many years of intensive therapy, Kristen defied the odds. Not only did she learn how to talk, but she also persevered so she could walk for short periods of time. [...]

6 tips to help improve your food safety knowledge and practices

Restaurants, cafes and bars across Canada may have reopened, however many people are continuing to cook at home to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19. Make sure your food handling safety hygiene knowledge is up-to-date by following these helpful tips from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.[...]

“MedicAlert® saved my life – and helped me save someone else's.”

Gary Robertson learned he had a severe allergy to penicillin when he was young. But as a self-conscious teen, he never wore his medical ID.
That changed, years later, when he was in a serious car accident. "They rushed me to the ER with broken ribs, lost teeth, and bruises all over my body. I was unconscious - I couldn't even warn them about my allergy," Gary recalls. "So they gave me penicillin. My reaction to it was so severe, I fell into a coma." [...]

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