Navigation Links
MedicAlert Foundation Joins the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women To Fight Heart Disease and Stroke
Date:1/23/2009

TURLOCK, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to inform and improve the safety and well-being of individuals living with cardiovascular disease and stroke, MedicAlert Foundation, a leader in emergency medical information services, has joined the American Heart

Association (AHA), a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

The American Heart Association and MedicAlert share common priorities and interests in reaching women and other key constituents with important messages and lifesaving services. While Go Red For Women is focused on educating women and others who are most at risk about the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke, MedicAlert is focused on the provision of emergency medical information services for individuals living with heart disease and stroke.

"MedicAlert is proud to join forces with Go Red For Women to raise awareness of women's No. 1 killer - heart disease. MedicAlert's lifesaving service offerings will empower individuals living with cardiovascular disease and stroke, by facilitating instant access to vital medical records in emergencies," said Martin Kabat, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MedicAlert Foundation.

"Our new collaboration with MedicAlert enhances our communication and offers our constituents the necessary tools that not only address patient safety, but also improve the overall health of the communities and the nation we serve" said Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., Go Red For Women spokeswoman and director of Nuclear Cardiology at New York University.

About MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the first personal health record and medical identification service in 1956 as a way to provide people with a simple but effective method for communicating their medical conditions. Since the organization's founding, MedicAlert has provided services and products that protect and save the lives of its 4 million members. For more than 50 years, the organization has relayed vital medical information on behalf of its members to emergency responders so they receive faster and safer treatment. MedicAlert emblems, worn as bracelets, pendants or other forms of jewelry, alert emergency personnel to a member's primary health conditions. In addition to our 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert also provides family notification so that members can be reunited with their families. For more information visit www.medicalert.org or call 1-800-ID ALERT (1-800-432-5378).

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association's solution to help save women's lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MedicAlert Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
2. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
5. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
6. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
7. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
8. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
9. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Exceptional Childrens Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of States Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, the leading website ... Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to ... adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com ... retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and ... have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ... , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... care operating models within the health care industry is ... financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of ... business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, ... These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick ... Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University ... for Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ... sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ... 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: