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Helping people through emergency situations all in day’s work for paramedic

“When we’re faced with the challenge of not knowing what’s wrong, there are risks that come with that. That’s when MedicAlert makes a world of difference,” – Paramedic Devin Reynolds

For paramedic Devin Reynolds, there is no easy way for him to describe a typical day. Every day is different with no predictability from one to the next, driven entirely by the nature of the day’s emergencies. One call may take him to help a youth in mental health crisis and less than an hour later he could be helping a senior with a chronic medical condition. Sometimes they have to transport the person to the emergency department and other times minor first aid, insight and support is all that’s needed [...]

How one Doctor’s MedicAlert experience turned into a province-wide mental health initiative

MedicAlert, BC Children's Hospital and FamilySmart have launched a pilot initiative giving patients the opportunity to register and wear the MedicAlert bracelet.

It’s estimated that 1.2 million children in Canada are affected by mental illness. For child psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Russel, of BC Children’s Hospital, the statistics are no surprise. Dr. Russel is the Director of Compass Mental Health, a province-wide service that supports evidence-based care by supporting community care providers with the information, advice and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children and youth close to home [...]

Diabetes Awareness Month: How can we manage this challenging disease?

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (or sugar). Over time, it leads to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves.[...]

Monitoring your eating habits with the ‘Diabetes Diet Log’ tool

If you’re diabetic, eating a well-balanced diet is important in protecting your overall health and reducing your risk of related illnesses. In addition, a balanced diet with an appropriate amount of healthy fats (such as nuts and olive oil), carbohydrates and lean proteins has been shown to help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, and high cholesterol.[...]

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