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Tag your bag for the journey: Medical bag tags

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If you’re an avid traveler, you know the importance of keeping tags on your luggage. One trip, I could not for the life of me find a luggage tag in my house! Fortunately my suitcase made it successfully through both flights, but I can’t say I wasn’t just a tiny bit nervous because it seemed like I was tempting fate! But, how well do you identify your medical items as yours?
 

medical bag with red ID tag

Certain items, like blood glucose test kits, zip cases for medications, oxygen tanks or compressor bags and CPAP machines, wheelchairs or walkers, or nebulizer compressors are important, especially when travelling. Any bags that contain medical supplies should be readily identified so that if they are lost, the urgency to return them and their contents is known. Our red medical ID key chains also double as excellent bag tags. I have one attached to my nebulizer bag—if someone finds it somewhere and does not know what it is, they will at least know that it is medical equipment, and hopefully take it somewhere where they will find a way to contact me and return my supplies! 
 
Most of us are very careful with our medical equipment—but, especially in the hustle and bustle of travel, things happen. By outfitting your equipment or medication bag with a medical tag, such as our bright red ones, you can have the peace of mind that anybody who finds your bag can get it back to you. A tag can also help people identify where to find the medication that you might need if you cannot get to it yourself. Our tags come in both plastic and aluminum versions, as well as a red-emblem stainless steel version. While all of our products are light, I have the plastic red tag on my nebulizer bag—it’s low profile and stays out of my way, but is bright enough to see when needed. Since this small carry bag for my neb stays within my carry-on bag most of the time, I don’t test the tag’s durability too much; however, if you are really rough on your bag (like I am on my backpack!) you may prefer the aluminum version for your journeys.
 
And, unlike those those paper-insert plastic tags that sometimes only last one trip on your suitcase before the plastic cracks, these sturdy little tags will hold up to whatever you throw at them, just like the rest of our products. 
Jon

Multiple Sclerosis the Hidden Disease | MS Awareness Week

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Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a disease that slowly affects the central nervous system of people it affects. Common symptoms include problems with balance, bladder or bowel control, blurred vision, fatigue, depression, slurred speech, or numbness and tingling in arms or legs. Symptoms generally start showing from around the age of 20 in an individual and usually fade and come in following years. As yet there is no cure; however symptoms can be managed with a combination of medication, physiotherapy, counselling and lifestyle changes. Luckily many sufferers are able to manage their symptoms and Read More…

Jon

What are the cautionary signs of multiple sclerosis?

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MS-SignsMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects brain and spinal cords nerves leading to problems in muscles motion and vision. Around 2.5 million people are affected by multiple sclerosis. People with family history are at major risk. It occurs at any age but is more common in women and in person between the ages of 20 and 40.

For every person, the disease evolves differently; but the early signs are quite same.

1. MS & Vision Problems: It is a common early sign of MS called as “optic neuritis”. The optic nerve is affected by inflammation; disrupting a person’s central vision. This also leads to either one or two eye blurred vision, double vision or loss of contrast.

2. Tingling & Numbness: MS affects nerves in brain & spinal cord thus leading to numbness. Common areas of numbness are face, arms, legs, and fingers. Tingling sensations and numbness are the common signs of MS. Read More…

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