That time of year again: Back to school medical ID

Posted on August 6, 2019 by kerri

For all parents, Back to School season can be a chaotic time of year. Buying new supplies, finding new classrooms, and sometimes, even starting new schools can cause a lot of business, and even in some situations stress. However, for parents of kids with medical conditions, disabilities, or special needs, your Back to School preparations … Continue reading “That time of year again: Back to school medical ID”

Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Posted on November 1, 2018 by kerri

Epilepsy affects 470,000 children in the United States. [1] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome accounts for 1-4% of epilepsy (seizure disorder) occurring in children, and is described as “a devastating pediatric epilepsy syndrome”. [2, 3] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a particularly severe type of epilepsy, in which multiple types of seizures frequently, and may also experience cognitive or … Continue reading “Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome”

We hear all the time how important it is to stay hydrated—and if you’re anything like me, it’s a challenge (which, I’ll admit, I do not accomplish 97% of the time). However, if you have certain medical conditions, it’s even more important to drink enough fluids (especially water, but also other non-caffeinated beverages) to help … Continue reading “Why Staying Hydrated Can Help Manage Medical Conditions”

It’s that exciting time of year when kids start asking can I go tot camp? Most parents, of course, rejoice at the thought of some kid-free time in the summer! However, if your kid has a medical condition—food allergies, diabetes, asthma, or epilepsy, for example—it can be harder to figure out the right place to … Continue reading “Choosing a Summer Camp for Kids with Medical Conditions”

If you run a summer camp, or are sending your child to camp, you may have concerns about staff being aware of medical conditions of campers in their care. Over the course of a camp day, kids will encounter not only their own cabin counsellor, but also cooks and kitchen staff, activities staff—ranging from arts … Continue reading “Partnering with Camps to Keep Kids Safe with Medical ID Jewelry”

National Nutrition Month and Chronic Diseases

Posted on March 2, 2017 by kerri

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but if you have certain chronic diseases, like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, or celiac disease, or food allergies, good nutrition can be even more important, and sometimes a greater challenge. March is National Nutrition Month, and today we’ll be taking a quick look at just some of the many conditions … Continue reading “National Nutrition Month and Chronic Diseases”

It’s Influenza Vaccine Week! While many of us—myself included—have our flu shots administered in October or November (or in some places, even earlier!), it’s not too late, as is proven by the fact that Flu Vaccine Week is December 1 to 7! While i’m lucky enough that my flu shot the last two years has … Continue reading “A pain in the arm can prevent the hassle and risk of the flu!”