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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Yes: If you have the genetic problem of prolonged muscle relaxation after the administering of succinylcholine you should display this on a medic alert tag and place it in all of your medical records. It is our hope that someday we will find a replacement medication for this med but we still need it occasionally in anesthetic practice. The diagnosis is made by getting a dibucaine test. ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Can't hurt: Hi. In all honesty, it can't hurt. But unless you're taking insulin and have a high risk of hypoglycemia, you're probably OK without it. I'm a type 1, and when I was young my Mom always wanted me to wear one. I'm just not a jewelry person, and never have worn one. So I leave it up to patients. Stay in tight control and live healthily! ...Read more

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Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

To indicate their: Prescribed dose of amphetamine (adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) dexedrine) stimulants because many states require er's & trauma centers to screen drivers & passengers in motor vehicle accidents for drugs. Also, some non-stimulants(tenex, intuniv, catapres, capvay) lower blood pressure & rebound hypertension can occur if they'e discontinued abruptly. ...Read more

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Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Steroid use: Medical alert tags tell an emergency responder about conditions that may impact the patients treatment. Chronic steroid use would be important information.Also! many COPD patients have trouble breathing with too much oxygen! ...Read more

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Durable medical equip provider took cpap modem & gave me card. Doc ordered modem. Don't know if i can fight b/c i don't know if i paid for modem. :( ?

Durable medical equip provider took cpap modem & gave me card. Doc ordered modem. Don't know if i can fight b/c i don't know if i paid for modem. :( ?

Dont worry: Modem or card are methods of collecting data on usage, residual ahi, leakage etc useful for clinical value and compliance check. Modem gives data over internet directly and card, you bring to your dme or doctor personally. Same thing! cost may be a factor why dme took it back! or maybe it was not working. If important for you, call the dme company. ...Read more

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What will republicans do to medicare? Ryan or romney plan?

What will republicans do to medicare? Ryan or romney plan?

Not sure: The same with all politicians- their actions and their promise are not the same. Hopefully medicare pts get more attention inthe future over medicaid population. ...Read more

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Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Go there: The best thing is to go there and complete their records release form and show id. You can also send in proof of identity and a signed request for records - if they will accept that. Regardless, they are permitted to charge you a per page photocopying/printing fee. ...Read more

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I NEED AN ADA DISABILTY ACCOMMODATION. I AM Q DISABLED.

I NEED AN ADA DISABILTY ACCOMMODATION. I AM Q DISABLED.

Primary care: Hi, you need to visit with your Primary care Physician for evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more

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Any advantage to having a insurance company's employee become involved in care decisions when ppo ins w no pre-approv reqd? Would add pre-approv req

Any advantage to having a insurance company's employee become involved in care decisions when ppo ins w no pre-approv reqd? Would add pre-approv req

Don't think so: Not sure i fully understand but in general i'd say health care decisions are best made with your doctor(s) and family members-the people who have your health as their priority. Insurance companies often have profit for the company as their first priority. Even if they say otherwise, there is always the potential that what's good for ur health & what's good for bottom line aren't the same. ...Read more

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Me duele el hombro derecho tras una caida, me duele al cargar el hombro al acostarme en la cama y tiene un ruido, me es incomodo sujetar algo. Gracia?

Me duele el hombro derecho tras una caida, me duele al cargar el hombro al acostarme en la cama y tiene un ruido, me es incomodo sujetar algo. Gracia?

Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. For more responses, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear a Medical ID bracelet for a penicillin allergy?

Do you need to wear a Medical ID bracelet for a penicillin allergy?

Probably not: Unless you have had a severe anaphylactic reaction (where your throat or mouth swelled and it interfered with breathing) then you probably don't need to wear a bracelet for that. Just remember to tell any treating doctor about the allergy. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

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I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

Yes. To some extent: Chances are that if you have medicare part d, you already have limited drug benefit. This should continue. ...Read more

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Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for ny hospital ?

Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for ny hospital ?

Medical records: Call they department of medical records and ask them the procedure to obtain. They should be able to help you. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin is it relevant and necessary for me to wear a medical id bracelet!?

I'm allergic to penicillin is it relevant and necessary for me to wear a medical id bracelet!?

If your allergy: Produces a significant life threatening condition then yes you should. Those individuals allergic to penicillin can also cross react to cephalosporins (commonly prescribed antibiotic) in 5-10% of cases, . ...Read more