These kits could help in an emergency situation.
The Oskaloosa Lions Club is offering area residents a chance to use the File of Life magnet and card combination to help those in distress. The two cards and one magnet each list pertinent medical information, which can be used to help inform emergency personnel of an individual’s specific medical needs.
“I have personally been contacted by people who have picked up one,” said Leslie Nuehring. “It’s very heartwarming that they appreciate them and that somebody thought of them.”
Nuehring, who is a member of the local Red Hat group and Oskaloosa Lions Club, noted that one of the Red Hat group members introduced them to the File of Life effort and Nuehring then brought it to the Oskaloosa Lions Club.
Nuehring explained that the cards and magnet can include information on whomever uses the card — including any recent surgeries they’ve had, their doctor’s name and phone number, which hospital they prefer, as well as which medications they are currently taking. The bright red cards and magnet can also include whatever allergies a person may have.
So, who would benefit from having File of Life cards or magnets on their person, in their vehicle and at home on the refrigerator?
Nuehring explained that people who live alone or those with a spouse who doesn’t readily know all of their medical information could benefit from having a File of Life card or refrigerator magnet on hand.
“It’s easy to read really quickly,” Nuehring said, noting that File of Life materials should be placed in a prominent location, which can be easily referenced by emergency personnel.
Nuehring said it’s also important to let one’s doctor know if they decide to use the File of Life system. She added, File of Life is not just for older people. Those with medical needs or health issues are also encouraged to use File of Life.
File of Life kits can be found at the Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Pharmacy, 110 S. D St.; Mahaska Drug, 205 N. E St.; and Doty’s, 309 A Ave. E.
These kits could help in an emergency situation.
- Community News Network
Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'
In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.
Allergies are the real midlife crisis
One of the biggest mysteries is why the disease comes and goes, and then comes and goes again. People tend to experience intense allergies between the ages of 5 and 16, then get a couple of decades off before the symptoms return in the 30s, only to diminish around retirement age.
Tax deduction for a gym membership?
April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?
VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong
The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.
Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace to spread Internet
Google is adding drones to its fleets of robots and driverless cars.
The Internet search company said it acquired Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude, solar-powered satellites that provides customer access to data services around the world. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
E-Cigarettes target youth with festivals, lawmakers say
The findings, in a survey released Monday by members of Congress, should prod U.S. regulators to curb the industry, the lawmakers said. While e-cigarettes currently are unregulated, the Food and Drug Administration is working on a plan that would extend its tobacco oversight to the products.
Search teams will send unmanned sub to look for missing Malaysian airliner
Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner are planning for the first time to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean to look for wreckage, an Australian official leading the multi-nation search said Monday.
Why Facebook is getting into the banking game
Who would want to use Facebook as a bank? That's the question that immediately arises from news that the social network intends to get into the electronic money business.
Stepping forward: The real Colbert
Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.
Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug
Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Web and into consumer devices.
- More Community News Network Headlines
- Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'