MedicAlert: How a piece of jewelry may save your life

Many lives have been saved since it was created.

Stars Insider

17/05/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Well-being

Did you know that a simple bracelet or necklace could save your life? Fashioned as a piece of everyday jewelry, the MedicAlert medical identification tag is custom engraved with important information about chronic or life-threatening conditions that can alert first responders and healthcare providers to disorders the wearer is suffering from, thus allowing them to better diagnose a medical emergency and react accordingly. It's an idea that has its origins in the 1950s, and countless lives have been saved ever since. So, how exactly does this medical ID work, and who can benefit from wearing one?

Click through the following gallery and find out more about this critical, lifesaving accessory.

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