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Before You Dig, Call 811

by Medical Care Alert

One call to 811 lets you know where underground utilities are before you dig. With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities […]

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Shortness of Breath In The Elderly – What You Should Know

by Medical Care Alert

Shortness of breath is a top reason the elderly press their medical alert button for help. Recognizing that shortness of breath in the elderly is a leading concern and can create panic for all concerned, we’ve put together a list of some of the top contributors to this condition.  Please consult your medical doctor for advice […]

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Fashionable Medical Alert Necklace Ideas

by Medical Care Alert

Add some fun and style with these fashionable medical alert necklace accessories!   Everyone likes to look their best – and a little bit of pizzazz or “bling-bling” never hurts!   We hope you’ll enjoy these ideas to add a bit of flair to your system – its like turning your medical alert button into […]

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After Thanksgiving Dinner, Have A Look Around

by Medical Care Alert

Before you take the obligatory post-Thanksgiving dinner nap, take a look around and make sure Grandma or Grandpa’s home is safe. Every year senior citizens are injured from household accidents.  The good news is that many are preventable by just making a few changes.  Here’s a checklist designed to help you make any home safer for […]

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Preventing Falls on Elevators and Escalators

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Your guide for preventing falls and using elevators and escalators safely during the holidays. Remember the scene in Home Alone where the family is rushing through the crowded airport? Or images of teeming crowds in a shopping mall, every arm holding countless packages? Well … it’s that time of year again! November and December are […]

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3 Dangerous Food and Medication Combinations

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Studies find that mixing certain medications and foods can be deadly, when they work against each other. Many commonly prescribed drugs have potentially fatal side-effects when mixed with other medications, over-the-counter drugs, supplements and even foods. This is true for the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, which can be deadly when mixed with […]

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Thoughts On Grandparents, On Your Special Day

by Medical Care Alert

Happy Grandparents Day!  On this occasion, we’re sharing some funny and profound thoughts on being a grandparent. We appreciate all our grandparents do, and are especially grateful for all our clients who have our medical alert systems to keep them young and independent and safe!  Please feel free to print or forward this list, and […]

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