archive-org.com » ORG » L » LIFEALERT.ORG

Total: 100

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Ailments Information
    deals with pre disposing factors and prevention against illness The information is a starting point to learn about diseases Please click here to learn more Home Testimonials Health Information Ailments Our Customers Our Company Links Site Map Blog Life Alert Encino Life Alert West Los Angeles Life Alert New York Life Alert New Jersey Life Alert Ft Lauderdale Life Alert Tampa Life Alert Miami Life Alert Atlanta Lifealert net Lifealert

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/ailments.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Life Alert Customers
    well as dispatch emergency medical help Do Only People Who Live Alone Need Life Alert No Life Alert is more commonly used among people who live alone but there are many circumstances where they are beneficial to couples families and others Elderly couples in poor health especially those who don t drive can take advantage of Life Alert Anyone who is alone part of the day and in poor health recovering from surgery or has a high risk medical condition could appreciate the security of having help with Life Alert Life Alert is also helpful for anyone with limited mobility who might have difficulty reaching a phone in an emergency Perhaps their biggest benefit is the peace of mind provided by knowing that help is always at hand This is also true for family members who can be reassured that their elderly relative is never all alone Click here to read about real life emergencies from our members Home Testimonials Health Information Ailments Our Customers Our Company Links Site Map Blog Life Alert Encino Life Alert West Los Angeles Life Alert New York Life Alert New Jersey Life Alert Ft Lauderdale Life Alert Tampa Life Alert Miami Life Alert Atlanta

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/OurCustomers.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Life Alert Company Information
    weekly over 10 000 Life threatening emergencies yearly over 12 000 Facing Catastrophic yearly over 5 000 Employees over 600 in business since 1987 Offices across USA 8 Customers over 150 000 Our offices Encino CA main office West Los Angeles CA New York NY East Brunswick NJ Ft Lauderdale FL Tampa FL Miami FL Atlanta GA Contact Us 1 800 920 3410 Home Testimonials Health Information Ailments Our Customers

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/companyInfo.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Life Alert Customers
    Alert Miami Office Life Alert Parsippany Office Life Alert com Life Alert net Senior Protection Life Alert Protection Life Alert Mobile 911 Seniors Life Alert Saves Hearts Call for Life Alert Cost AC Nielsen Survey Objectives Research Design Executive Summary Life Alert Impact on Quality of Life Sense of Protection at Home with Life Alert Importance of Life Alert s Protection in Deciding to Live at Home Benefits Important to Customers Health Topics Alzheimer s Antibiotics Arthritis Arthritis Treatment Aspirin Asthma Breathing Bio Engineered Food Bladder Problem Colds and Flu Over The Counter Medicines Over the Counter Labels CT Scans Device Check List Diabetes Drugs Online Eating and Aging Eating Better Eating for Heart Food Allergies Food Labels Food Born Illness Generic Drugs Genetic foods Health Care Health Claims Health Fraud Hearing Healthy Heart Hepatitis C Home Medical Devices Joint Replacement Losing weight Lyme disease Mammograms Medical Treatments Medication Errors Medicine Safety Osteoporosis Pain Relievers Rare Diseases Antibiotic Resistance Sleeping Summer Your Health Care Team Technology Trans Fats Trials Vaccine Vision Correction Winter Bugs Home Testimonials Health Information Ailments Our Customers Our Company Links Site Map Blog Life Alert Encino Life Alert West Los Angeles Life Alert New York Life

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/sitemap.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Life Alert: Health Topics
    you protected him So You Think You Are Just a Phone Call Away What looks good with wearing more green on St Patty s Day Life Alert The Perfect Gift for Your Valentine Twas the Fall Before Christmas Life Alert News Here are Some Basic Thanksgiving Requirements Turkey Pumpkin Pie and Life Alert Sci fi Meets the Medical Industry This Memorial Day Remember Those We Lost and Those We Still Have Life Alert Presents Grateful Granny and the Valentine Bustle Life Alert Presents Grateful Granny and the Run Away Turkey The 5 things Life Alert has in common with Labor Day Which do you think mom wants for Mother s Day You don t have to be an Olympian to bring home the Gold Pay back mom for all she has done for you with on simple gift What does falling in love have in common with getting older Martin Luther King s Dream Celebrate the 11th day of the 11th month but don t be caught at the 11th hour Don t Be Scared this Halloween Get This Little Treat to Avoid any Tricks Football Season is in Play but For Some Fall Can Be an End Zone This

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/Articles.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Life Alert Survey Objectives
    at home rather than going to a retirement home To determine what Life Alert s customers perceive to be the main benefits of the services offered Previous Next Home Testimonials Health Information Ailments Our Customers Our Company Links Site Map Life Alert Encino Life Alert West Los Angeles Life Alert New York Life Alert New Jersey Life Alert Ft Lauderdale Life Alert Tampa Life Alert Miami Life Alert Atlanta Lifealert

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/ACNielsen/ACNielsenSurvey_Objectives.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Alzheimer's: Searching for a Cure
    the baby boomers there will be both a prognostic test as well as at least one therapeutic strategy says Sunderland Both prognostic and therapeutic options are needed If you had a preventative drug that potentially had toxicity associated with it you wouldn t want to give it to everybody only the subpopulation at greatest risk Today AD can be diagnosed conclusively only by examining the brain after death But physicians can make a probable diagnosis on living patients by taking a complete medical history administering neurological and psychological tests and doing a physical exam blood and urine laboratory tests and a brain imaging scan Once symptoms begin the disease can be diagnosed with up to 90 percent accuracy by experienced physicians according to the NIA But do people start getting AD before symptoms show themselves That s the big question in Alzheimer s disease When does it really begin says Sunderland No one knows for sure he says but research suggests that the illness may predate clinical symptoms by years and maybe decades Advances in neuroimaging taking pictures of the brain to measure its structure and activity may allow researchers to see the accumulation of plaques and tangles at various points in time Neuroimaging may one day prove useful in monitoring the progression of the disease and assessing people s responses to drug treatment Another early indication of AD could be found in a person s spinal fluid which like the brain carries beta amyloid and tau proteins In a study at the NIMH Sunderland s team of researchers was able to diagnose AD in most cases by measuring the levels of these proteins in spinal fluid These measurements or biomarkers may help scientists identify people at risk for AD says Sunderland By establishing a person s baseline and tracking levels over time we might be able to interpret gradual changes as a sign that he or she is developing the disorder Sunderland s study which included physical examination of more than 200 participants and an analysis of over 50 similar studies is reported in the April 23 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA While work in this area is currently investigational in nature spinal fluid testing may become a valuable routine diagnostic tool in the future Delaying the Disease Some studies hint that a variety of existing drugs and supplements may be useful in delaying AD or stopping its progression These studies are preliminary and their findings would need to be demonstrated in adequately designed and conducted studies before their conclusions can be considered proven says Katz Cholesterol lowering drugs anti inflammatory drugs antioxidants and estrogen are some of the substances that have been studied but study results have been conflicting These studies don t prove causation warns Thies of the Alzheimer s Association All they really tell us is it s a good place to start doing clinical trials And researchers are doing just that The Heart and Head Connection Studies have shown a link between known risk factors for heart disease high blood pressure high cholesterol levels and diets high in saturated fats and trans fats and an increased risk for AD There is also evidence that an elevated level of homocysteine an amino acid in the blood presents a risk for both heart disease and AD Further taking cholesterol lowering drugs statins is associated with a lower occurrence of AD What is good for the heart may be good for the head says Thies and healthy lifestyle behaviors such as exercising eating healthily and managing blood pressure and cholesterol may be of value in protecting people from AD Large scale clinical trials are being conducted to clarify the link between cardiovascular risk factors and AD In addition to statins substances being tested for slowing and preventing AD are folate a form of B vitamin and vitamins B6 and B12 which may lower homocysteine levels Anti inflammatory Drugs People who take large doses of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs commonly used to reduce joint inflammation and pain have a reduced likelihood of developing AD according to some studies NSAIDs which include over the counter aspirin and ibuprofen as well as some prescription drugs such as Celebrex celecoxib may reduce the inflammation in the brain associated with AD None of the studies performed with the anti inflammatory drugs to date are definitive cautions Katz and these drugs would need to be studied in scientifically rigorous trials before the effects of these drugs on AD could be accepted One of these trials the Alzheimer s Disease Anti Inflammatory Prevention Trial ADAPT was launched in 2001 to test the effectiveness of some NSAIDs in preventing AD The study of more than 2 500 healthy participants age 70 and over is sponsored by the NIA and is scheduled to run between five and seven years Antioxidants Researchers are also looking at antioxidants to possibly prevent cognitive decline Antioxidants such as vitamin E vitamin C and carotene may help break down free radicals cell damaging compounds that are byproducts of normally functioning cells The natural defenses of cells protect against these compounds but these protective mechanisms decline as a person ages Some study results have suggested that antioxidants may protect against cell damage and lessen the likelihood of getting AD But a four year study of nearly 1 000 older people conducted at Columbia University found that consuming carotenes or vitamins C and E either through the diet or by supplements did not decrease the risk of developing AD This large scale study is at variance with earlier indications that these supplements are effective as a treatment for Alzheimer s says Thies This tells us that more work needs to be done before we completely understand the value of these agents The results of this study are published in the February 2003 issue of Archives of Neurology There are virtually shelf fuls of compounds capable of acting in an antioxidant fashion says Thies One of these

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/articles/Alzheimer%27s.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Antibiotics
    take an antibiotic A Taking antibiotics when they aren t needed contributes to the serious problem of antibiotic resistance Q What is antibiotic resistance A This is when bacteria cannot be killed by antibiotics The bacteria has become resistant If this continues over time some recurring infections may have to be treated with different and stronger antibiotics and the very real possibility that eventually no antibiotic will be effective in killing the bacteria Q If antibiotics will not help me what will A There are many over the counter products available to treat the symptoms of your viral infection These include cough suppressants which will help control coughing and decongestants to help relieve a stuffy nose Read the label and ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about which will work best for you Help Yourself Feel Better While You Are Sick A cold usually lasts only a couple of days to a week Tiredness from the flu may continue for several weeks To feel better while you are sick Drink plenty of fluids Get plenty of rest Use a humidifier an electric device that puts water into the air Over the Counter Medications There are a variety of OTC medications out there to also help you feel better Always read the label including the warnings before taking any medication If you have a pre existing medical condition such as high blood pressure diabetes or heart disease check with your doctor about which OTC product is best for you Antihistamine reduces itchy watery eyes sneezing scratchy throat Decongestant reduces nasal congestion Cough Suppressant reduces coughing Expectorant breaks up mucus phlegm in the chest Pain reliever reduces aches and pain Fever Reducer reduces body temperature Contact Your Doctor Again If Your symptoms get worse Your symptoms last a

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/articles/Antibiotics.htm (2016-04-26)
    Open archived version from archive



  •