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Physical self care with Chronic Health Conditions

Physical self care with Chronic Health Conditions

June 29, 2018

Don't beat yourself up or your mental health will decline as well. I think that we all know that depression just makes everything so much harder.

I use my chest freezer and have embraced freezer cooking. Besides some pre-made heat and eat meals I have made up from cooking in bulk and freezing in portions. I have uncooked preprepared vegetables in sauces, sometimes with chopped or sliced meats, ready to drop into a crockpot or the pressure cooker. If I know early in the day, I can de...

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Information for Medical Emergencies

Information for Medical Emergencies

May 14, 2018

During a medical emergency there is some information which is lifesaving and other information which, while nice to know, is not essential.

So what information do paramedics and emergency first responders need to know during life threatening emergencies?

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When the seconds count

When the seconds count

April 21, 2018

I've heard that emergency first responders who are checking for medical alert information only take 8 seconds before they begin treatment.

Some people will carry a Medical Information Card in their purse or wallet. I don't know about you but I often take minutes at the checkouts trying to locate all the cards I need at the store. And I know how I have set up my purse. I imagine it could take a stranger even longer....

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