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Qmedic’s Smart Medical Alert Device For Seniors (video)

January 9, 2014

guarav QMedics Smart Medical Alert Device for Seniors (VIDEO) will be reaching retirement age at a rate of about 8,000 a day and 90% of these people prefer to live at home in their later years. Since a large percentage of theseseniors are not able to reach out for help when an emergency occurs at home, caregivers for senior citizens benefit from passive connectivity to proactively monitor their loved ones well being in the home 24 hours/day. QMedic, a Boston, MA company, isdeveloping what it claims to be the first ever passive wearable sensing technologythat detects and predicts emergency events in the home, and sends real-time feedback to caregivers when something unusual occurs. This medical alert system warns the caregiver if the user is not wearing the device, fails to get out of bed, or is out of home for extended periods of time. The QMedic system requires the user to wear a waterproof bracelet which has a large button on the top. Sensors in the bracelet can monitor the seniors sleeping habits and gauge physical activity.
Source: QMedic’s Smart Medical Alert Device for Seniors (VIDEO)

Better Business Bureau Scam Alert: Medic Alert Robo Calls

They had no way of knowing what was wrong. When their patient awoke, they tried to obtain current medical information but the patient wasn't able to answer their questions. They wondered if the bump on the head was there before her fall or as a result of the fall. If Joyce had been wearing a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace, the EMTs would have been able to make a toll free call to get the information they needed. They would have quickly learned what medications Joyce was taking for her high blood pressure as well as the fact that she was in chemotherapy for breast cancer . Medic Alert is an organization founded in 1965 to provide individuals with a means of identification in case of an emergency, specifically providing medical information to first responders and emergency room personnel. The idea for the medical information bracelet began years before when Dr. Marion Collins felt the need to identify his daughter Linda's allergy to tetanus antitoxin.
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Tattoos being used for medical alerts

BBB has received numerous phone calls and comments from concerned seniors in recent weeks who say they received a call - in these cases automated "robo-calls" - from a company identifying itself as "Emergency Medical Alert Systems," "Senior Safety Alert," "Senior Emergency Care," "Senior Safe Alert," or something similar. The automated message says that "someone has ordered a free medical alert system for you, and this call is to confirm shipping instructions." The message then instructs the listener to press a button to speak to a customer service representative for verification purposes, where the "representative" asks for the listener's credit card and personal information. "These automated dialing systems can place tens of thousands of calls a day and the calls appear to target the elderly and disabled" said Steve Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. "The calls also claim to be from various well-known medical alert service providers, but the providers say the calls are not originating from them." BBB shares some tips on how consumers can avoid being a victim: " Hang up the phone! Do not press any buttons.
Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9190591

Dreys Diabetic Medic Alert Dogs

Dreys diabetic medical alert dogs
photo by Alison Hart Find a licensed tattoo artist and ask about health practices. Not all states have health requirements for tattoo businesses. Source: Endocrinologist Saleh Aldasouqi By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY There's a tattoo trend surfacing one that could save lives. Increasing numbers of people who have serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, are turning to tattooing to identify themselves on the chance a health emergency leaves them unable to communicate, says Saleh Aldasouqi, a diabetes expert from Cape Girardeau , Mo., who will present a report on the topic Friday in Houston at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. "Like it or not, a lot of people are resorting to this way of medical identification," Aldasouqi says.
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Lower Back Pain Located in Jasper, D.A.D. specializes in training British Labradors specifically for diabetic children and adults. Founder Roann Pearson established non-profit D.A.D. after her grandson, Dreyvin, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes . Pearson grew up in a dog-training capacity; her father trained the first drug-detection dog for the Jasper Police Department .
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