Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Uh Oh! Heart Attack!
Re: Uh Oh! Heart Attack!
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 18:39:17 -0400
Cliff Cray wrote:
> Dave Loomis wrote:
> > I'd like to hear more from those of us in the medical
> > community about using asprin to prevent heart damage.
> Watch those aspirins... Some of us are elergic to them.
And hopefuly you folks who are also wear MedAlert bracelets
or necklace dangle tags stating this fact.
Seriously though, this is a good time to plug the services
of MedAlert, a company that operates out of Turlock, CA and provides
24x7 service to emergency providers about medical problems of their
subscribers. Most every pharmacy has the enrollment form, so for a few
dollars you get an identification tag that can be worn on a wrist or
neck chain which is provided. This alerts providers to such problems as
allergies to such common things as bee venom, penicillin, sulfa drugs,
asprin, contrast (the dye injected to make your various organs stand out
in radiography), conditions like heart disease, diabetes, wear of
contacts, mastectomies with attendant lymph node removal, and other
potentially life threatening conditions which can mousetrap medical
folks who aren't aware of them.
Since it would be impossible to list many problems on the
tag, it includes a toll free (I think) number that is staffed at all
times, with a database containing all your problems, for immediate
retrieval of this data for medical practitioners. Literally a call that
can save lives.
The service was founded by a parent whose daughter was given
treatment improper for her pre-existing conditions, and, I believe, died
due to complications from the treatments provided for a relatively
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