Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma: Blood Cancer Awareness

Posted on September 14, 2018 by kerri

Did you know there are three major types of blood cancer? Leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma are types of cancer that affect the function of cells in the blood or the cells in the bone marrow that continually manufacture new blood cells to replace those that die off in the bloodstream. September is Blood Cancer Awareness … Continue reading “Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma: Blood Cancer Awareness”

The International Day of Charity isn’t until September 5th, but it’s a good time to start planning what you might like to do to give back on this important day. Celebrating the International Day of Charity can be done in a variety of ways and start a positive ripple-effect for change in your community. Most … Continue reading “3 Ways to Give Back: International Day of Charity – September 5”

Fall brings with it a lot of things many of us welcome: cooler temperatures, a return to school and more normal routines (even for those of us without kids!), and often, back to Fall-start sports seasons, whether those are indoor sports like basketball or floor hockey, swimming lessons starting up again, or getting ready to … Continue reading “Back to sports? Make sure your sports medical ID is ready!”

Hemophilia: The Necessity of Medical ID

Posted on August 17, 2018 by kerri

Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that most often impacts boys, but in some cases can affect girls—though their type of bleeding disorder may be milder. Hemophilia causes abnormalities in blood clotting, which can lead to internal bleeding that may be severe, difficulty stopping bleeding of cuts, large bruises that result from bumps, and painful joints … Continue reading “Hemophilia: The Necessity of Medical ID”

Hearing Loss: Emergency Communication and Medical ID

Posted on July 25, 2018 by kerri

If you or your child live with hearing loss of any sort, have you determined how this will be communicated in an emergency? Medical ID jewelry is important to identify yourself if you are D/deaf or hard of hearing, and how first responders and medical personnel can best ensure communication.   Deaf, Hard of Hearing, … Continue reading “Hearing Loss: Emergency Communication and Medical ID”

It’s that time of year again: whether your kids are already off school or gearing up, it’s time for summer fun—camp whether for the day or overnight, weekend adventures, and maybe even some outdoor camp outs under the stars. All that means your kid (or you!) will probably be lugging a backpack or duffel bag … Continue reading “Packing for Summer Camp for Kids with Health Conditions”